No way, no how, no mailing list

MSNBC is reporting this morning that Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry that the Obama campaign is not doing more to help them retire Hillary’s campaign debt. The Clintons think they are owed the assistance because they, especially Hillary, campaigned hard for Obama toward the end of his campaign.

According to the report, the Clintons feel that, at the very least, the Obama campaign should turn over its extensive Internet mailing lists to boost their debt-retirement efforts. Oh, really?

By what stretch of the imagination does Obama’s most likely Democratic opponent in 2012 think he will give her the keys to his winning campaign? Or any of his remaining campaign funds?

Hillary continued her 2008 campaign long after the numbers and the experts said she couldn’t win. That was her choice. But she still thinks Obama should help her recoup her losses? Apparently she’s as delusional now as she was back in June.

Political custom may dictate that the DNC help defray the debts of losing candidates, and if so, the Clintons should be talking to Howard Dean. Meantime, they best not hold their collective breath waiting for Obama’s mailing lists to materialize under their Christmas tree.

5 replies »

  1. I agree, the money trail leads toward the victor. If Hillary is to pose an opposition to his re-election campaign in 2012, then he might as well make sure she goes broke before then!

    Could Hillary make the challenge for Democratic nomination in 2012, or just go at it independently. In recent memory, only one time has major third candidate emerged through a rift in an established party: Teddy Roosevelt in 1912. Like Hillary, he had millions of supporters through his prestige and previous experience in the White House. Could Hillary set up her own version of the Bull Moose? I’d sure like to see some sort of graceful giraffe take on the elephant and the donkey. What drama!
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    Admittedly, now that Obama has won, he’s probably in for eight years. Maybe I should have said 2016. Whatever she decides to do, and whenever she might do it, I can’t see him handing over the keys to his success. At least not before 2016, when he’ll have no further need of them.

    A viable third party. Interesting. If Hillary is their nominee, they’ll probably opt for a puma symbol. 🙂

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