Friday, July 11, 2008

Hubris Gets in the Way of Unity - Barack Forgets Hillary (Video)

If you can believe it, Obama adulator Andrew Sullivan recently suggested that the Barack Obama campaign is "far too cocky for its own good." Like many conservatives, Sullivan, expert on the subject of self-absorption, is occasionally worth listening to.

At a unity fundraiser in New York, Hillary was supposed to graciously introduce Obama and Obama was supposed to sweetly ask attendees to help Hillary retire her campaign debt. It was all for the unity.

But the subject never came up in Barack's speech.

Instead, Barack Obama made a speech and sauntered off stage to shake hands with his crowd of adoring fans. All to the loud and celebratory tune of Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed and Delivered. But then reporters queried aides; aides whispered in Obama's ear. Barack Obama ran back onto the stage. It took a while for him to get the music to stop, but finally Barack Obama did the unity thing.

Sometimes Stevie Wonder is appropriate, but clearly Carly Simon has a better theme song for Barack Obama's campaign.