When did Hillary agree not to have her name placed in nomination?
Did I not get the memo?
Obama says he wants to use his natural diplomatic skills to bring peace to the planet. But if he expects to be given a crack at it, he must first use those skills inside his own party.
At least that’s the way I thought politics worked — you go the extra mile to unify and delight your own folks.
Then again, the Obama campaign is rewriting the rules of politics for a new generation. Maybe that’s why he’s not especially eager to earn extra credit with the Clintons.
[snip faux balancing]
Mr. Clinton was a popular two-term Democratic president who led in comparatively prosperous and peaceful times.
As for Mrs. Clinton? Well, she got more (registered) Democratic votes in the primaries than Obama.
Sure Obama is cold. Sure, he can be more calculating than he appears. But doesn’t the history-making nature of his campaign matter more than hurt feelings?
You’d think everyone would try to get along, or at least fake it.
But right now, the situation is pretty dismal. The former president doesn’t know what, if any, role he will play at the Democratic National Convention.
And while Hillary has agreed not to have her name placed in nomination, that concession has yet to yield a definitive answer on what, exactly, her role will be in Denver.
As usual, I think the simple answer is the best:
Obama is sending a humongous "Fuck you" to the Clintons, and their 18 million supporters, because he doesn't want them in the party. Donna Brazile told us this would happen; the "creative class" [cough] told us this would happen; and it's happening.
On Tuesday, I was on the phone with one of Hillary Clinton’s leading fundraisers, a woman who agreed to speak with me only if I promised not to name names.
She was on vacation along the coast of New England, and was telling me that she and her wealthy, well-connected Hillary-loving friends remain mystified and annoyed.
“It’s not that we’re being dismissed,” she said. “The Obama people are perfectly happy to have our support. But their attitude seems to be, ‘we can win without you.’ And I guess that’s why none of us is going from rah-rah Hillary to rah-rah Obama.”
One disgruntled seaside bundler does not a crisis make.
No, that it doesn't. But really, with the convention this close, the last elected Democratic President who was allowed to take office doesn't know his role? And the candidate who more Democrats for voted for than the putative nominee doesn't know her role?
How big a "Fuck You" is that?
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