Monday, September 22, 2008

Thanks but no thanks, Bill

At this point in the campaign, I'm not sure Bill Clinton can do much to help Barack Obama. Not that he's all that interested in helping, if this interview with ABC News is any indication:
"... the former president called Republican presidential candidate John McCain "a great man" and praised GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as an 'instinctively effective candidate.'"

To borrow a phrase from Honest Sarah, Obama should tell Clinton "thanks but no thanks" to joining him on the stump in the coming weeks. It's becoming clear that either Clinton is: a. trying to undermine Obama; b. totally clueless as to how the 24-7 news cycle works; c. unable to get past his bitterness at Hillary's loss.

In either case, Clinton is turning into a liability for the Democrats - you can ask his wife.


John P. Araujo said...

Nah, I wouldn't trust ol' Billy-boy to help Obama any more than I'd trust him with women folk. That's why I still believe that Obama did well not to have Hillary as his running mate - 'cause Bill comes attached! By the way, welcome back.

blackink said...

Thanks for the welcome. It's good to be back.

And, yeah, I think we're not going to see much from Bill over the next 40 or so days. Hillary, however, needs to be on the stump.