Finally, it's happened. Barack and Bill will talk about the upcoming campaign.
Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe assured CNN’s Candy Crowley that former President Bill Clinton and presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama will be discussing Clinton’s role in the campaign within the next two days. I believe that in the next 24 to 48 hours they will talk and off we will go,” McAuliffe stated on Sunday’s Late Edition.
UPDATE: It took place today:
Senator Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton spoke by telephone today, their first conversation since the combative Democratic presidential primary season ended at the beginning of the month. “Senator Obama had a terrific conversation with President Clinton and is honored to have his support in this campaign,” said Bill Burton, a spokesman for Mr. Obama. “He has always believed that Bill Clinton is one of this nation’s great leaders and most brilliant minds, and looks forward to seeing him on the campaign trail and receiving his counsel in the months to come.”
The Clinton hating Villagers will be screaming about this one way or the other. They can't stop talking about Bill and Hillary even when you know Obama wanted the spotlight for himself. I mean, he earned it. He won. It's like they lost their fix or something. I wrote this during the Obama/Hillary NH event on Friday,
When you start hearing the media elites attack Bill Clinton---just turn it off. They need controversy. They don’t want us to come together…
Here's Cafferty's first segment on CNN right after:
And then, of course, there's Bill Clinton. The former president and Barack Obama have not spoken since Obama won the nomination. Wouldn't you think the last sitting Democratic president might want to talk to the party's presumptive nominee?
I think it speaks voluming that there hasn't been a single word exchanged between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama since he wrapped up the nomination.
BLITZER: I suspect that will change probably at some point.
CAFFERTY: It better change pretty soon.
BLITZER: Yes. He's overseas right now, but at some point it will change.
CAFFERTY: Do they have phones there?
BLITZER: Yes, they do.
CAFFERTY: Yes. That's what I thought.
Blitzer knew the score. Here's a memo to the media: Obama won. It's his time and he calls the shots on what happens to the party and who says what and in what time frame. Please, there's plenty of other things to focus on right now. As Obama has said, he wants Bill to help his campaign and he is a huge asset. Yes, it was a heated primary, but we're healing as a party. It doesn't happen over night, but it's happening very, very fast. Too many of these phony right wing strategists (not Cafferty, he's a good guy) go on tevee and in some liberal bloggers comment sections and have been given a free pass to attack, attack, attack.