But, in the opinion of the Clintonites, he did not open the door to his campaign, because he asked nothing of them. Big-money Democrats who could have expected to be named U.S. ambassadors by a President Hillary Clinton realized that they would get nothing from a President Obama. The train had left the station, and they were not aboard.
Huh? I'm shaking my head at how naive I am. Obviously, quid pro quo is so entrenched in politics that if a candidate asks nothing of you, it signals that you should then expect nothing in return. Of course, that's how it works; at least in Novak's interpretation.
Sen. Obama asked nothing. What did they offer? What's the political rule for an offer? I would like to think that Sen. Obama is asking nothing because it has always been his intention to not be beholden to big-money. Could it be his objective is for big-money to be beholden to him? Or beholden to bettering this country, as I believe big-money should.
Gawd. I need a bath.