Bill “Judas” Richardson

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Hillary, Richardson

So, in an interview with the New York Times James Carville referred to Bill Richardson as “Judas” for endorsing Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. Richardson has declined to stoop to Carville’s level but did comment on the Clinton campaign’s “personal venom” and “sense of entitlement.”

I’m not sure what Carville’s plan was with that remark – most likely he was just being the Raggin’ Cajun, getting into a scrap because he doesn’t know how else to compete. Or maybe he’s setting up a “Clinton as victim” storyline. After all, if Richardson is Judas, that makes Clinton … yeah, ok, that’s not going to work.

Clinton has gotten overly harsh treatment from the media and others but she’s no victim. In fact, I think the whole “sense of entitlement” aspect is the single biggest reason why she’s behind. She’s the New England Patriots of the political world – so convinced of her own invincibility that, when the tides turned, she didn’t know how to play from behind. Carville’s comment suggests she’s still struggling with the underdog role and won’t likely find a way to reverse her fortunes before time runs out.


This entry was posted on Monday, March 31st, 2008 and is filed under Hillary, Richardson. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Bill “Judas” Richardson”

  1. mw Says:

    Alan,
    Did you see the Carville WaPo editorial yesterday? He defends his comments.

    Reading through it, I could not get that scene from Monty Python’s Holy Grail out of my mind, only with Carville standing on the Ramparts and shouting “I fart in your general direction.”

Leave a Reply


NOTE TO COMMENTERS:


You must ALWAYS fill in the two word CAPTCHA below to submit a comment. And if this is your first time commenting on Donklephant, it will be held in a moderation queue for approval. Please don't resubmit the same comment a couple times. We'll get around to moderating it soon enough.


Also, sometimes even if you've commented before, it may still get placed in a moderation queue and/or sent to the spam folder. If it's just in moderation queue, it'll be published, but it may be deleted if it lands in the spam folder. My apologies if this happens but there are some keywords that push it into the spam folder.


One last note, we will not tolerate comments that disparage people based on age, sex, handicap, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry. We reserve the right to delete these comments and ban the people who make them from ever commenting here again.


Thanks for understanding and have a pleasurable commenting experience.


Related Posts: