After the November 2nd "shellacking" pundits speculated whether Obama would "pull a Clinton" and triangulate towards the center. I don't think this is what they had in mind.
On Friday, President Obama invited former President Bill Clinton to the White House to help him save the tax deal that Obama worked out with Republicans. Democrats in the House are holding the bill hostage along with the renewal and extension of already expired unemployment benefits. Who is the Scrooge now?
But as the two men spoke at the White House podium Obama appeared visibly diminished next to Clinton. Obama eventually made a lame excuse to leave and Bill Clinton urged him to "please go" as he continued to hold the floor and answer questions.
It was a moment of classic political theatre and I half expected Clinton to say "I did not have sex with that woman" to make the scene complete.
|Bill to Barack: "Please go."|
Clinton's plea to Obama: "please go," is one echoed by more and more Americans. Onlyl two more years before this nightmare ends!