Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama -- mocking him as an "amateur" -- that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims.I tweeted this just yesterday:
"The country needs you!" the former president told Hillary Clinton, urging her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in Edward Klein's new biography of Obama.
The title of Klein's explosive, unauthorized bio of Obama, "The Amateur" (Regnery Publishing), was taken directly from Bill Clinton's bombshell criticism of the president, the author said.
I wonder how many times a day Hillary Clinton regrets not challenging Obama for the nomination?Way back in January of 2010 I predicted Hillary would leave the State Department and challenge Obama for president. I'm kind of sorry I was wrong, though I think there's a good chance that she not only would have knocked off Obama but would have won in November too and that wouldn't have improved things much for the country. This was her best chance to become president and she passed on it. Hard to understand given the unrelenting ambition of her husband.