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Thursday, May 1, 2008

You know what they say about payback-

by George Dienhart

I keep seeing these news articles about former Clintonistas abandoning Hillary and flocking to Obama. Notably Bill Richardson, and now former DNC Chairman Joe Andrew: From the AP:

By AP's Nedra Pickler: 'A leader of the Democratic Party under Bill Clinton has switched his allegiance to Barack Obama and is encouraging fellow Democrats to 'heal the rift in our party' and unite behind the Illinois senator. Joe Andrew, who was Democratic National Committee chairman from 1999-2001, planned a news conference Thursday in his hometown of Indianapolis to urge other Hoosiers to support Obama in Tuesday's primary, perhaps the most important contest left in the White House race. He also has written a lengthy letter explaining his decision that he plans to send to other superdelegates. ... 'Bill Clinton appointed Andrew chairman of the DNC near the end of his presidency, and Andrew endorsed the former first lady last year on the day she declared her candidacy for the White House. ... He said Obama took the principled stand in opposing a summer gas tax holiday that both Clinton and McCain supported, even though it would have been easier politically to back it. And he said he was impressed with Obama's handling of the controversy surrounding his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.'

Makes me think back to stories in the 90’s about what a shrill witch Hillary was, and how the whole White House staff started to hate her. She is not a coalition builder, and not much of a people person. She also micro-manages. These are not traits we look for in a president. In fact, it is these vary traits that caused her health care plan to go up in smoke in the 90’s. Dick Morris is constantly talking about her personality issues. That coupled with her poor management skills would make for an extremely ineffective president, that will have trouble passing any kind of legislation, even if the Dems maintain control of congress. When you factor in the bridges she burnt, it will turn her presidency in to the train wreck from which it will take years to recover.