It’s the actual title of an article in the Daily Beast and the subtitle is

Barack Obama wasn’t ready to be president, and he better figure out what he’s doing before it’s too late.

It even comes complete with the 3 AM ad

I don’t necessarily agree with all the reasons in the article – it seems to come from a trigger happy, war loving right side.

But the realization is there on the other side of the aisle too, even before Wanda Sykes’ Clinton panties

And let’s not forget this one about the Queen in chess now with B0bots frustration over Coakley

What can I say? The voters knew it too – a majority of them.

But big pharma and insurers already auditioned Obama through the wreckage he did in his state of healthcare reform

By the time the legislation passed the Senate, in May 2004, Obama had written three successful amendments, at least one of which made key changes favorable to insurers.

Most significant, universal healthcare became merely a policy goal instead of state policy

so they overturned our will (with the assistance of their DNC patsies)

I wonder if Robert Reich thought about this one when he cautioned

Private insurers are exempt from competition. As a result, they are becoming ever more powerful. And it’s not just their economic power that’s worrying. It’s also their political power, as we’ve learned over the last ten months. Economic and political power is a potent combination. Without some mechanism forcing private insurers to compete, we’re going to end up with a national health care system that’s controlled by a handful of very large corporations accountable neither to American voters nor to the market.

Probably not, as he only learned “the past 10 months”

To be fair, it wasn’t just them. It was Wall street s well (for all the misstatements and anti-Clinton obsession, the main point is right)

It’s also chronicled here

That Barack Obama was in bed with Bob Rubin and Goldman Sachs as long ago as April, 2006, is shown by the Hamilton Project and Obama’s speech there

and here

I was not alone in seeing Obama as enjoying more than an outside chance at the White House in the near future.  Other Left observers knew about Obama’s longstanding outsized ambition and his related “deeply conservative” [4] ideological orientation and power-accommodating nature.[5] We were aware of his early (late 2003-2004) and close vetting by the national political and financial class[6] and of who really selects viable presidential candidates and winners – the corporate and imperial establishment.[7]  And we knew also that, as the brilliant left commentator and author-filmmaker John Pilger noted last June, Obama’s racial identity could be a “very seductive tool of propaganda” working on behalf of the ruling class.

And now that we’ve been overruled by big money, it can be told (Daily Beast again)

Hillary Clinton was right back in 2008 when she argued that the White House was no place for “on-the-job training.” At the time, Clinton’s stinging attacks on Obama’s relative inexperience infuriated the insurgent candidate’s supporters

I remember. They said:

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On a more cheerful note and in a much less hyped ceremony, Hillary receives the Eleanor Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement award for Human Rights (h/t Puma Pac)

Update 2

Even Peggy Nooner gets into the Clinton nostalgia

I remember when everyone was turning against Bill Clinton after the financial scandals and the smallness of his first term. I thought for a while that Bob Dole would beat him. What I didn’t take into account was a small thing that wasn’t small. When people slammed Clinton in interviews they were often smiling as they spoke. “The rogue.” “Ol’ Bubba.” Those smiles said something. They liked him. When they like you, they forgive you a lot. Mr. Obama needs to make them smile. He doesn’t. He leaves them cool as he is.

Which is no less striking than MoDo’s

Bill Clinton may not have cared any more about contributors than Obama does, but he was such a talented politician that he made them feel as though they were in “a warm bath,” as one put it.

Obama is more like a cold shower.

Reminds me of Stuart Smaley:

“and people liked him, damn it!”


Adding here more accolades for the Clintons as collected by Mablue2 at the Confluence

and Politico slaps their seal of approval: she passed the loyalty test