The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Bill Wanted Hillary to Challenge Obama in This Year’s Primary?


The last Morning Jolt of the week offers minute-by-minute progression of Romney/RNC rapid response, Bully-gate, and one of my favorite figures in politics getting a long look as a Romney running mate . . . and then this intriguing allegation:

The Alleged Hillary Primary Challenge That Almost Happened

Did this really happen? Easy to believe, at any rate . . .

Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,

“The country needs you!” the former president told Hillary Clinton, urging her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in Edward Klein’s new biography of Obama.

The title of Klein’s explosive, unauthorized bio of Obama, The Amateur (Regnery Publishing), was taken directly from Bill Clinton’s bombshell criticism of the president, the author said.

Mister President, it’s not too late to endorse Keith Judd.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Clinton , Hillary Clinton


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