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Obama was pushed by Clintons into endorsement of Hillary in 2016: book

  • Last Updated: 10:43 AM, June 2, 2013
  • Posted: 11:07 PM, June 1, 2013

But as last summer wore on, and Democrat enthusiasm waned, chief political strategist David Axelrod convinced the president that he needed Bill Clinton’s mojo.

A deal was struck: Clinton would give the key nominating speech at the convention, and a full-throated endorsement of Obama. In exchange, Obama would endorse Hillary Clinton as his successor.

Clinton’s speech was as promised; columnists pointed out the surprising enthusiasm in which he described the president. It also lived up to Obama’s fears, as more people talked about Clinton’s speech in the weeks following than his own.

But after his re-election, Obama began to have second thoughts. He would prefer to stay neutral in the next election, as is traditional of outgoing presidents.

The Democrats, it would seem, have adopted the Chicago Way and intend to carry on in that manner.

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  • warnertoddhuston

    Seems like an obvious deal.

  • GarandFan

    What’s funny is that Hillary! obviously believes that:
    A) The country will elect another Democrat president after The Chosen One screws the country up even more over the next 3 years.
    B) That Blacks will be motivated to go out and vote for her in a solid 95% block.
    C) That Benghazi won’t be brought up.
    D) That Barry even gives a rat’s ass about her.

    • If the DNC can manage to demonize whoever the GOP puts forward, the media will gladly follow that tactic and there’s plenty of idiots out there who will gladly believe everything said. It’s not that the Dems have a crappy, incompetent candidate – it’s about pushing the Republican candidate as Satan Incarnate and the Democratic candidate as so much better.

      In the end, it’s about power. The economy can go down the tubes, Obamacare might hurt everyone badly, but they won’t care. They don’t give a damn about the country, it’s about maintaining the power.

      • Commander_Chico

        It’s really about the other candidate. There’s only so much anyone can “demonize” without reason. After all, Romney did say that shit about the 47%. Romney also had to pick the Social Security opponent Ryan as his running mate, too.

        Hillary might not look so good against a young looking and reasonably experienced Marco Rubio. If I were running the GOP, I would go with Rubio/Portman in 2016 or vice versa.

        But I see that the Tea Party nutballs are trying to tear down Rubio now over immigration reform. Tea Party’s the gift that keeps on giving – to the Democrats.

        • Oysteria

          After all, Romney’s comment about the 47% was mischaracterized. I appreciate your honesty in your opinions, but that one is a stretch.

          • Commander_Chico

            How was it mischaracterized?

            This is a transcript of what Romney said:

            Romney: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect.


            I’ve pointed out before in these comment threads that a married Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army with two children would be among the 47% who pay no federal income taxes, even without combat zone tax exemption.

            What Romney said was hugely insulting to a lot of working people and indicated he was wayyy out of touch with the middle / lower-middle class.

  • Vagabond661

    Why would Barry put his name to anything?

    • jim_m

      Barry will promise anything to anybody. He has demonstrated thoroughly that his promises all have expiration dates and that he has no scruple about disavowing any guarantees that don’t suit him currently. If it got him something he wanted then he won and the fools who took his promise as something that they could rely upon are doubly the losers.

  • LiberalNightmare

    I cant decide which is funnier.
    Clinton believing that Obama will keep his promise, or Obama believing that Clinton will keep hers.

  • Hank_M

    If things keep unfolding about the various obama scandals, the economy keeps stagnating and the middle east continues to go south, an Obama endorsement will be seen as the kiss of death for Mrs “what does it matter”.

    And that is why Obama will provide it.