Bill Clinton not a happy camper about convention role

Rick Moran
Cue the violins...

Former President Bill Clinton, mistreated by the press, accused of using the race card by the Obama camp, and watching as his stellar presidential record was trashed by Obama himself, cried on the shoulder of CNN that he feels that he is being misused as a speaker during the Democratic convention:

Bill Clinton is perplexed and, frankly, not happy that he was asked to speak about national security Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention and not about the economy, the issue that he rode to the White House at another time of economic peril, a source close to the former president said Monday.

Some close to Clinton are encouraging him not to stick with the night's theme of national security and add language about the economy in his remarks, in a way that Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, would frame it, the source said. It's no secret that Clinton considers himself a highly effective communicator on the politics of the economy.

As word of his displeasure was reported Tuesday, aides tried to suggest it was being overblown. It's a pattern strikingly similar to reports of Hillary Clinton's unhappiness with the way she was treated by Obama during his running mate search, which has contributed to intense talk of tension between camps Clinton and Obama leading up to a convention that's being billed as a chance at unity.

Another Bill Clinton associate contacted CNN to dispute one report that he is angry about his speaking assignment, but that source also said the former president "believes there would be a lot of power in a Clinton/Bush/McCain economic contrast and might mention that a bit anyway."


Cue more violins and a baby crying in the background...

Are there any more self centered, self indulgent, petulant, adolsecent drama queens in America today than the Clintons? And if you listen to the cable nets today, you know that the talk is not of Obama and the wonderful things he's going to do for America (sic). Instead, today is all about the Clintons and how mistreated and misused by the Obama camp they feel.

I'll be you that John McCain could just about kiss Bill and Hillary at this point. Another 24 hours of this and Obama will have to rescue his own convention.



Cue the violins...

Former President Bill Clinton, mistreated by the press, accused of using the race card by the Obama camp, and watching as his stellar presidential record was trashed by Obama himself, cried on the shoulder of CNN that he feels that he is being misused as a speaker during the Democratic convention:

Bill Clinton is perplexed and, frankly, not happy that he was asked to speak about national security Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention and not about the economy, the issue that he rode to the White House at another time of economic peril, a source close to the former president said Monday.

Some close to Clinton are encouraging him not to stick with the night's theme of national security and add language about the economy in his remarks, in a way that Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, would frame it, the source said. It's no secret that Clinton considers himself a highly effective communicator on the politics of the economy.

As word of his displeasure was reported Tuesday, aides tried to suggest it was being overblown. It's a pattern strikingly similar to reports of Hillary Clinton's unhappiness with the way she was treated by Obama during his running mate search, which has contributed to intense talk of tension between camps Clinton and Obama leading up to a convention that's being billed as a chance at unity.

Another Bill Clinton associate contacted CNN to dispute one report that he is angry about his speaking assignment, but that source also said the former president "believes there would be a lot of power in a Clinton/Bush/McCain economic contrast and might mention that a bit anyway."


Cue more violins and a baby crying in the background...

Are there any more self centered, self indulgent, petulant, adolsecent drama queens in America today than the Clintons? And if you listen to the cable nets today, you know that the talk is not of Obama and the wonderful things he's going to do for America (sic). Instead, today is all about the Clintons and how mistreated and misused by the Obama camp they feel.

I'll be you that John McCain could just about kiss Bill and Hillary at this point. Another 24 hours of this and Obama will have to rescue his own convention.