Training Barack to be a winner
I am no great fan of Maureen Dowd, but in an Op-Ed piece in The New York Times entitled "The Hillary Waltz" she advises that:
One of the most valuable lessons the gritty Hillary can teach the languid Obama -- and the timid Democrats -- is that the whole point of a presidential race is to win.
That seems like a great characterization of the state of the Democratic primary.
I had to laugh (or did I merely smile?) when she writes:
Whether or not she wins, Hillary has already given noble service as a sophisticated political tutor for Obama, providing her younger colleague with much-needed seasoning. Who else was going to toughen him up? Howard Dean? John Edwards? Dennis Kucinich?
Yes, who indeed can be tougher than Hillary?
She closes with a real challenge for Barack:
Hillary's work is done only when she is done, because the best way for Obama to prove he's ready to stare down Ahmadinejad is by putting away someone even tougher.
It is a real shame that more voters are so blindly unable to sense Hillary's leadership skills.