Clintons Want McCain to Win, Says Morris

Ex-adviser argues they're shooting for another run in 2012
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2008 11:55 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton waves at the crowed after her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, introduced her at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Clintons may be campaigning for Obama, but they really want McCain to win so Hillary can run in 2012, friend-turned-foe Dick Morris tells the UK Telegraph. And if that happens, get ready for a historic Clinton-Palin showdown (Morris thinks McCain would not run again) that will shake up the role of women in politics. "In Palin, you have an authentic model of feminism and in Hillary you have a counterfeit one," says Morris, who argues that Hillary would be nowhere without Bill.

In this year's race, Morris thinks Palin can pull in a decent number of Hillary supporters simply because of gender. Meanwhile, both Clintons are half-heartedly going through the motions for Democrats, he says. They "are just getting out of the way and letting Obama hurt himself with Sarah Palin."