Saturday, March 08, 2008

Premature orchestration

By Libby

Personally, I find the recent test messaging from the Clinton camp about a possible Clinton-Obama ticket not only a little premature but also more than a little arrogant. Considering the extreme volatility of the race, it screams of the heir-apparent entitlement attitude that's been putting me off about Clinton from the start.

And as Hilzoy points out so eloquently, it doesn't make much sense for Clinton to be bashing Obama as unprepared to be Commander in Chief and then turn around and suggest it's okay for him to be one heartbeat from the presidency as long as he concedes to her. Considering Hillary's repeated statements that McCain is ready and Obama is not, perhaps she should be considering asking Johnny to play second fiddle in her orchestra.


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Blogger Swampcracker said...

A hat tip to Michael Bérubé for this Google find

Stephen Douglas in 1860: I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. Senator John Breckinridge has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House. And former Illinois state legislator Lincoln has a speech he gave in 1858.

Never underestimate the power of mythical archetypes.

6:04:00 PM  
Blogger Swampcracker said...

Let me rephrase that: Obama is too formidable a candidate to be driving Miss Daisy around.

7:13:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Great find and rewrite SC.

8:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"more than a little arrogant". seriously. if any other person said that this other candidate would be a good vp for me this is how we'd interpret it, but since people ahve for some ungodly reason bought into hillary's entitlement to the white house it's supposed to be magnanimous.

10:00:00 AM  

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