Watching Hardball and the Situation Room a little bit ago, and the first 20 minutes at the five o’clock hour was non-stop babble about the Clinton/Obama rift that is apparently flaring up. They had some video of Hillary speaking to supporters, and tried to gin up some sort of controversy.
Let’s be clear about something here. If there is anyone appropriately situated to fly off the handle into an incoherent rage about something underhanded the Clintons have done, I think it would be me. I think I have established solid credentials in that department. So I went to First Read, fully expecting to be livid at this latest Clinton perfidy, and it just ain’t there. Watch for yourself:
I just am not seeing it, folks. The part that Hardball showed started at around 3:25, and while they may think that they saw Clinton doing something nefarious, plotting a strategy to undermine Obama, it just is not there. I saw Clinton joking around with her die-hard supporters, having a laugh and really downplaying all the zany scenarios they threw at her.
This is just the media trying to stir shit up again, and it really is unfair to Hillary. She didn’t do anything wrong, and was quite clearly trying to ramp down the expectations of her supporters and do what is best for the Democrats.
Knock it off, press.