Hillary's Crashing Obama's Party

By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2008 11:36 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton isn't giving up all hope for her own term in the White House--or at least blowing Obama's chances, writes Maureen Dowd.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Despite losing the nomination months ago, Hillary Clinton is taking her fight to the convention, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times. The New York senator’s continued machinations show she "feels no guilt about encouraging her supporters to mess up Obama’s big moment, thus undermining his odds of beating John McCain and improving her odds of being the nominee in 2012."

The Clintons are reveling in "the wave of buyer’s remorse that has swept the Democratic Party," Dowd writes, and with back-to-back primetime speeches, protests, and an "absurd" platform statement blaming media sexism for her loss, they've dragged "No Drama Obama into a swamp of Clinton drama." Hillary's elaborate "play within a play... will try to show the Democrats they chose the wrong savior."