So conservatives “might” have had a point about the Clintons’ character? The Clintons “seem” to have a feeling of entitlement to power? I should say so. What conservatives saw in the Clintons wasn’t based on any remarkable and hard-to-discern insights. After all, the Clintons’ character problems were not being hidden from public view; they were, in fact, out there for all to see, often flashing in bright neon lights. Yet people like Chait were, for political and ideological reasons, blinded to the ruthlessness and corruption of the Clinton Machine. Now that the Clintons are using their tactics on an inspiring liberal figure like Barack Obama, the scales are suddenly falling from their eyes. We are now seeing the zeal of the recent converts in action.
Better late than never, I suppose.
I think it’s great that many Democrats are coming to see the Clintons as Clinton opponents do. However, if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, the people who now complain about the Clintons’ tactics will almost certainly rally behind her against the Republican candidate. Why wouldn’t they? Republicans will rally behind John McCain if he is nominated, even though many Republicans despise him.