by Mojo Risen, Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 02:31:18 PM EDT
When I close my eyes...
I can just see James reading the original huffpost article on BO's SanFran comments and getting all fired up and foaming at the mouth and coaching Hillary, nay insisting to Hillary, that she run with it like she has never run with anything before.
He told her the folks in western PA will be up in arms over the comments. He said it might even end BO's campaign nationally. He said all she has to do is run with this and she is in.
Remember that scene from "The War Room" where James gets all excited over Bush printing the campaign materials overseas? He had that same reaction here except it was multiplied 10x.
And he was wrong. HRC overplayed badly and James forgot he wasn't running against a Bush, he's running against the super-skilled Obama campaign.
I think this was James' last big political play and he lost. He ends in defeat. But he did have a lot of victories and many people will always be thankful for the job he did in getting Bill elected.