No, we’re not talking about the popular vote or electoral votes, but the Clinton spirit lives on in the Democratic party; as the problems for Obama mount regarding his old-school choices in his VP selection committee, ABC news asked him about his choices. Here’s his response:
ABC News’ Sunlen Miller today asked Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, how he could “rail against Countrywide Financial Corp as an example of insiders and today’s economy while your VP search is headed by someone who got questionable loans from Countrywide?” … “And in addition,” Miller continued, “another person on that same VP search team – Eric Holder — has also been involved in the Marc Rich scandal.”
“It becomes sort of a, um, I mean, this is a game that can be played – everybody, you know, who is tangentially related to our campaign, I think, is going to have a whole host of relationships — I would have to hire the vetter to vet the vetters. I mean, at some point, you know, we just asked people to do their assignments.
“tangentially related”? These aren’t minor players — they’re advising Obama on who the second in command should be. If he has this much of a cavalier attitude on the VP selection, how is he going to handle anything else?
So Obama does his typical “ignore this lapse in judgment” and just asks people to move on. But in a campaign where he said he would change and clean up Washington, isn’t this fair game? After all, Obama made it an issue.
But the real funny part is what he said next, claiming his selection committee is really working for someone else.
“So this — you know, these aren’t folks who are working for me,”
A perfectly Clintonian answer — it looks like Hillary really did win, at least in spirit as the double-talk coming out of Obama grows each day.