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Back to the future

  • Nov. 18th, 2008 at 11:38 AM
Rupert Cornwell writes:  At first glance it looks like the ‘Clinton restoration’ that Barack Obama’s victory had seemingly forestalled. In fact however, Mr Obama’s selection of many aides associated with the last Democratic president obeys a deeper logic – of ensuring his administration hits the ground running...

For Mr Obama however, the most salient point is not that they have ties with a former President with whom he still has a somewhat uneasy relationship. Far more important, they both know how Washington works.

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Do you welcome this return of a (new) old guard? Is this not quite the regime change you had in mind, or do you have fond memories of the Clinton administration and welcome the expertise the old gang might provide?


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gippssi wrote:
Nov. 18th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Maybe he is baiting him. Dangling the meat in front of him but never going to feed him.
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