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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, June 01, 2009

Clinton bombshell?

Personally, I think this probably misrepresents a bit, coloring a few Obama campaign figures as everyone, but this pre-press for Richard Wolffe's book is bound to make waves.
As it happened, plenty of people in the Senate were begging Obama to offer Clinton the job. Obama's aides believed that many Senate Democrats thought Clinton had extended her presidential campaign far beyond the point where she had lost the election. Her negative advertising wasted Democratic money, threatened to undermine the party's nominee, and suggested that she was disloyal to the party. They were unwilling to offer the junior New York senator a position ahead of her lowly rank, and she stood little chance of becoming majority leader. 'There was a lot of encouragement from inside the Senate to get her into this job,' said one senior Obama aide. 'They wanted her out of there.'"


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