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Monday, August 25, 2008

Still Tension between Obama.Clinton camps

Politico's John F. Harris and Mike Allen,

'Tensions boil between Obama-Clinton camps': 'One flashpoint is the assigned speech topic for former president Bill Clinton, who is scheduled to speak Wednesday night, when the convention theme is 'Securing America's Future.' ...The former president is disappointed, associates said, because he is eager to speak about the economy and more broadly about Democratic ideas - emphasizing the contrast between the Bush years and his own record in the 1990s. ... 'After a period earlier this month when the two sides were working collegially over strategy, scheduling, and other convention logistics, things turned scratchy again in recent days. ... One senior Obama supporter said the Clinton associates negotiating on her behalf act like 'Japanese soldiers in the South Pacific still fighting after the war is over.' ...'A prominent Obama backer said some of Clinton's lieutenants negotiating with the Obama team are 'bitter enders' who presume that, rather than the Clintons reconciling themselves to Obama's victory, it is up to Obama to accommodate them. In fact, some senior veterans of Clinton's presidential campaign do believe this. ...

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