Clintons' Dream Has Finally Died

Hillary will now learn from Gore, a man she never liked
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2008 3:47 PM CDT
Hillary Rodham Clinton hugs her husband as daughter Chelsea looks on after addressing supporters during a South Dakota and Montana primary night event Tuesday, June 3, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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(Newser) – Bill and Hillary Clinton will stay on the political scene, but today marked the end of an era for America’s top power couple, John Harris writes in Politico. The Clintons have spent nearly 40 years fixated on the White House—it was the organizing principle of their lives together—and now, for Hillary, that dream is over.

Scenarios that would return the Clintons to the White House now seem remote, and all rely on factors outside of their control. They cannot do what comes naturally and plunge "together into an us-against-the-world campaign," Harris writes. Instead, Hillary will have to learn from Al Gore, a man she never really liked, but now the two have much in common.