Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Hillary Factor

From Christine Flowers in the Philadelphia Daily News:
I really feel for the Hillaryites in Denver. By all accounts, Sen. Clinton has been treated with a lack of respect by the Obama crowd, who've spent all week sounding a lot like Rodney King: "Why can't we all just get along, why can't we all just . . ."
They appeared to have selective memories, almost letting them forget that she got 18 million votes. (Don't worry, she very happily reminded them.)
But Obama's people, who suddenly decided that "unity" was almost as important as "change" - which is only slightly more important than "hope" - were apparently hell-bent on keeping her in her place.
Of course, one of those places happened to be in front of the cameras in prime time, but there was an understanding that she couldn't upstage The Guy. It was his convention, after all. And his ticket, with no place for her on it.
So I completely understand why Hillary's faithful are dragging tail.
But empathy can take you only so far. . . .

To read the rest of Christine's excellent column click here.

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