New Report Claims Barack and Michelle Obama DON’T WANT THE CLINTONS TO WIN
This news isn’t surprising if you remember how ugly things got during the Democrat primary of 2008. At the height of that contest, the Obamas and the Clintons hated each other.
It doesn’t look like much has changed.
Michael Gartland of The New York Post reports that the Obamas want Joe Biden to run in 2016 with former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick:
The Obamas don’t want the Clintons back in White House
President Obama’s endorsement of a Joe Biden White House run will be conditional on having a “final say” over his choice for vice president, according to Ed Klein, author of the Hillary Rodham Clinton biography “Unlikeable.”
“Barack Obama would like to see Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts and an African-American, run on the Biden ticket,” Klein told John Catsimatidis on AM 970 radio Sunday.
Patrick, who served as assistant attorney general under then-President Bill Clinton, grew up in Chicago, Obama’s former stomping grounds. He succeeded Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts.
Klein said that the first family is “behind” the Draft Joe Biden movement and that they’ve given him “permission” to use Air Force Two to fly across the country promoting his possible presidential run to African-American groups, gays and unions.
Klein, the former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor of The New York Times Magazine, has been one of the Clintons’ toughest critics. But he has accused the Obama administration — and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett specifically — of throwing gasoline on the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s computer servers and searching her expense recordings for discrepancies.
“None of this would have taken place without the president’s approval,” Klein said. “Obama — if he gave Biden his endorsement — would ask for something in return . . . and what he’s asked for is a say, a final say, in Biden’s choice.”
“There is going to be no serious support for Hillary Clinton coming out of the White House,” he said in May, while promoting his previous book, “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas.”
This makes more sense if you know anything about Deval Patrick, who was also managed by Obama’s political guru David Axelrod.
Before Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan of Yes We Can, Deval Patrick ran for governor of Massachusetts on the campaign slogan of Together We Can.
Obviously, that’s a sheer coincidence.