New at TWI: Clinton Supporter Smells Doom « The Washington Independent
TWI politics reporter Sridhar Pappu spent yesterday morning with Lynn Forester de Rothschild to get the long-time Democratic donor and ardent Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter’s take on the convention and her party’s chances in the Fall. Miffed by Obama’s decision to forego Clinton as a running-mate, here’s what she had to say:
“It feels like this is the last big party before a general election that the Democrats are sure to lose,” said de Rothschild, who was wearing a button honoring Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the late Ohio congresswoman, and fervent Clinton supporter, who died last week from a brain aneurysm. “It’s the political equivalent of re-arranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. It feels like that because of the polls. The pick of Joe Biden telescoped that Barack Obama knows his weaknesses. He doesn’t have experience in foreign policy and he does not connect well to ordinary people, and Joe Biden doesn’t fix that. He just magnifies the problem. He’s a fine guy. I want him to go back to the Senate.”
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