drawing by marguerita (first published in the poignant frog- May 22.2008)
There will be a press conference tomorrow morning declaring the whole thing official, in which the former warring enemies will smile for the cameras and say kind things.
As he read the ads in the weekly newspaper, Mr. Obama, a Chicago young President -elect,, wondered about : people who thought they had shared a meaningful exchange with a stranger (on a bus, in a supermarket, at a stoplight), but could not muster the courage to speak at that moment. What drove them to engage in these improbable long-shot attempts to find that person again?
“These little blurbs are delightfully futile and kind of sad — but so hopeful,” . He was inspired .
There, he and Hillary made eye contact, but they did not speak.
“We did the look-at-you, look-away dance,” Hillary recalled. Those looks continued throughout time, and Mr. Obama said, made him feel “gurgly inside.”
“This is Obama’s band; he gets to call the tunes,” said Charlie Cook, publisher of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
“Obama picked Clinton because, after standing next to her in countless debates and having competed against her, he saw her as a very strong, tough, formidable person and wanted her on his team,” Cook said.Bloomberg.com: Politics