And foolish too. Sen. Obama, in an effort to assuage Sen. Clinton and her flock, have asked wealthy Democrats to donate to Clinton's indebted campaign fund. Clinton is over $22 million in debt from her unsuccesful run at the presidential nomination.
Isn't this a good thing?
No! First of all, Clinton shouldn't have been so reckless in her spending. You shouldn't spend money faster than you can raise it. Even though she learned this trick in Congress, it doesn't excuse her pitiable fiscal position today.
Second, why are the Democrats paying off debt? This is a monumental miscalculation. With just a few months before crunch time for the general election, the last thing wealthy Democrats should be doing is paying off debt. They need to be funneling money into Swift-Boat Ads and directly donating to Obama. It's foolish to think this election will be anything but close.
Even it ends up being anything but close, one should never view it as such. It is this type of arrogance and nonchalant fundraising that will come back to haunt the Democrats in the fall.
Obama has done his part to court Clinton supporters, and the proposed meeting in Unity, Pennsylvania (how coincidental, eh?) emphasizes their renewed cordial relationship. To personally donate and ask others to donate is excessively nice/idiotic to the point of ridiculous.
Whether or not Clinton is asked to run for the Vice Presidency, Obama's campaign flubbed this one pretty bad.