Analysis: A perfect night for Clinton, Obama?
By RON FOURNIER, Associated Press Writer
DENVER - For one evening, their political world was perfect. Or so it seemed.
Standing before thousands of delegates, almost half of them her backers, Barack Obama. "We are on the same team," she said, after allowing the applause to build to a crescendo and linger, longer than usual — much like the Democratic primary race itself.declared it time "to unite as a single party with a single purpose" and urged her followers to help elect once-bitter rival
"Barack Obama is my candidate," she said. "And he must be our president."
But did she mean it? And would it matter?
True, her challenges Tuesday night were impossibly high, perhaps mutually exclusive.
She had to both promote her political future and unify her party. Clinton had to somehow convince people that she honestly thought Obama was ready for the presidency. But something stood in her way: Her words.It gets worse from there.
Late Edit: More from Fournier.
From March 2008
But there's a line smart politicians don't cross — somewhere between "I'm qualified to be president" and "I'm born to be president." Wherever it lies, Barack Obama better watch his step.
He's bordering on arrogance.
The dictionary defines the word as an "offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride." Obama may not be offensive or overbearing, but he can be a bit too cocky for his own good.