I remember those types of episodes from when I ran for Student Council Treasurer as a high school senior.
I wanted to run for President of my very small, rural high school, but everyone agreed that in 1976, no girl could beat the cute captain of the wrestling team for that top student council spot.
I felt bad about it. My feelings were hurt. I did feel snubbed. But I was only 17 at the time.
The Clintons are in their 60s. And Obama? OK, he’s a little younger, but the 40s are only the new 20s, not the new teens, so he should know better, too.
And Ted Kennedy? He was definitely up to more than just endorsing a candidate. There was clearly some cross-town, high school-type rivalry going on there, too.
These petty distractions are like an extra gift under the Christmas tree for the GOP. Nothing could make them happier than to have the Dems chip away at each other until the electorate is tired of the sniping and decides to vote for someone on the verge of retirement.
This is where the ‘mom’ part of PunditMom needs to come in — I’m quite familiar with disciplining a sometimes petulant child. So, Hillary and Barack, you each need to go to your rooms right now, and you can’t come out until you can disagree in a respectful manner.
No more back-handed compliments about being “likable enough.” No more subtle (or not-so-subtle) references to other African-American candidates who won a state, but didn’t get the nomination.
I know you both want that swivel chair in the Oval Office, but if things keep up this way, you’re just making it easier for the GOP to keep their things in the White House for another four years.
And if that happens, I’m going to have to ground you and take away dessert.