Wolfson Can’t Leave It Alone

Howard Wolfson, former Clinton spokesflack:

“The fact that Palin is pro-life and pro-gun will be a block for many of Senator Clinton’s supporters — but not all. And it will raise the question for many why Senator Obama didn’t pick Senator Clinton as his running mate.”

Hey, jackass, get a clue. It’s already clear having what amounts to two presidents in one administration is a bad idea. Picking Hillary, we’d have three. Bill comes in the bargain.

Name It? Sure, Since You Asked

Michael Graham at National Review:

Name one thing — ONE — that Bill Clinton did in eight years with a fawning press corps that was “better” than planting a democracy in the heart of the Middle East while simultaneously liberating 23 million people from Saddam’s terror.

Well … at the end of his administration, a domestic unemployment rate of 3.9 percent and an inflation rate of 3.39 percent. Versus, at last check, 5.7 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively. The economy at the end of the Clinton administration was hands-down the best the US had experienced since the onset of the Vietnam War. Or since.

And if Republicans don’t have an answer for that, they can kiss this election goodbye.

So Far in the Convention

Blogging’s been a bit light around here (social obligations, plus things being soggy around here thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay) so I’m a bit late to commenting on the Dem’s big party. But these things stick out:

  1. Hillary’s were-you-in-it-for-me-or-the-cause moment Tuesday night. Pitch perfect, and absolutely the right question. Eventually, the intended targets of that question will answer, “the cause.”
  2. Joe Biden’s riff on the economy. No raise, falling home values, rising gas prices, all concerns for the middle class. A blow well-struck. He was less convincing on foreign policy, however.
  3. Bill Clinton’s hammering on the economy. Not the way I would have done it — all one need to is compare the misery index components at the end of his administration to those prevailing now — but effective nonetheless. 

Obama’s task in his acceptance is to build on what Biden and Bill had to say about the economy.