I have felt all along that Bill and Hillary Clinton would work against Barack Obama behind the scenes. The reasons for this are numerous but I will elaborate on my strongest reasons.

  1. Barack Obama stole Hillary Clinton’s victory. Hillary Clinton may have won or nearly won the popular vote in the Democratic primary but she just didn’t have enough to take her over the top with delegates. Hillary Clinton was also considered the favorite to win this election from the beginning before the upstart Barack Obama stole Hillary Clinton’s victory.
  2. If Barack Obama loses Hillary Clinton is vindicated in all of her claims as to why Barack Obama should not have been chosen: race, experience, liberalism etc.. Nothing would prove her right more than to have the Democrats lose because they nominated the wrong candidate.
  3. Barack Obama promised to help Hillary Clinton retire her $20 million in campaign debt but has not come through. Other than Barack Obama’s $2300 donation, Barack Obama has done nothing to help out Hillary Clinton with her significant campaign debts. The trade was support for support and why should she keep her end if Barack Obama does not do his part.
  4. Hillary Clinton likes John McCain better since they have worked together for longer and John McCain did not spend a year sniping at Hillary Clinton like Barack Obama did.

While Bill Clinton promised to support Barack Obama he had some really nice things to say today about Republican Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin which could actually seem like a vote of confidence.

“I come from Arkansas, I get why she’s hot out there,” Clinton said. “Why she’s doing well.”

Speaking to reporters before his Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the former president described Palin’s appeal by adding, “People look at her, and they say, ‘All those kids. Something that happens in everybody’s family. I’m glad she loves her daughter and she’s not ashamed of her. Glad that girl’s going around with her boyfriend. Glad they’re going to get married.'”

Clinton said voters would think, “I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They’re wonderful children. They’re wonderful people. And I like the idea that this guy does those long-distance races. Stayed in the race for 500 miles with a broken arm. My kind of guy.”

Palin, the governor of Alaska, became an overnight star when Republican presidential candidate John McCain tapped her for his running mate. Her family, including her Down syndrome baby, Trig, her pregnant 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, and her husband, Todd, four-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race, have garnered intense media interest.

“I get this,” Clinton said. “My view is … why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don’t we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?”

And today on the View, Bill Clinton rubbed some some salt in the Hillary supporters wounds when he said that Barack Obama should have actually chosen Hillary Clinton.

“I like Sen. Biden a lot. I think he was a good choice,” the former president said, before adding of his wife, “She would have been the best politically, at least in the short run, because of her enormous support in the country.”

Coming from a person who measures every word he says, he could have stopped at Joe Biden was a great pick if that was all he was trying to say about Barack Obama. Throwing in the bit about Hillary Clinton was just to piss people off.

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