"I have been in meetings with the Clintons and their advisors where very cinical things were said in a very-detached tone about unwillingness of working class voters to trust government -- and Bill Clinton -- and about their unfortunate (from a Clinton perspective) proclivity to vote on life-style rather than economic issues. To see Hillary going absolutely over the top to smash Obama for making clearly more humanly sympathetic observations in this vein, is just amazing. Even more so to see her pretending to be a gun-toting non-elite. Give us a break!...... But where is her authenticity and her dignity and her sense of any proportion? This has to be one of the few times in U.S. political history when a multi-millionaire has accused a much less wealthy fellow public servant, a person of the same party and views who made much less lucrative career choices, of "elitism"! (I won't say the only time, because U.S. political history is full of absurdities of this sort.) In a way, it is funny -- and it may not be long before the jokes start."
(Theda Skocpol served in Hillary Clinton's Health Care Reform Panel)
Consortium News:Bill and Hillary's Stockholm Syndrome "In their bid to return to the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken on characteristics of their Republican tormentors from the 1990s, a slash-and-burn, win-at-all-costs approach. It has the look of a Stockholm Syndrome victim identifying with a tormentor."