Thursday, April 03, 2008
Sparring Partner: Hillary Toughens Obama
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd offers an interesting take on the Hillary/Obama Blood Bath- while the rest of us are waking up at night in a cold sweat, just having watched John McCain take the oath of office in a nightmare, Dowd says- don't worry...
...instead, thank Hillary for providing that experience Obama sorely lacked...letting him know what it's like to be trounced, kicked and hit below the belt...it's good training for the guy, and after a political career of simply reaching out and grasping what he wanted, it's a toughing-up he'll sorely need.
"It's 3:00 am. A phone is ringing in the White House. Can Obama handle the call?" Of course he can, once you've beaten Hillary Clinton...you can beat anybody!
I'm not sure I agree with Dowd's optimistic reading of the situation, but it makes for a few moments of escapist entertainment over morning coffee. Read it at the NYT.