…and the press, courtesy of Eric Boehlert:
CNN polling director Keating Holland (figures, he doesn’t work in the newsroom), who posted a lengthy analysis at CNN.com. Holland’s piece not only put Clinton’s role in Denver into historical perspective (“Overall, between 1972 and 1992, 10 Democratic candidates who lost the nomination in the primaries went on to have their names formally placed in nomination at the convention.”), it also pointed out that Clinton represents the only runner-up to speak at the convention who formally endorsed the party’s nominee months before the convention; i.e., all the others grudgingly held out on endorsing their rivals.
But not Clinton. Yet she’s the one slimed by media venom.
Earlier in his piece, Boehlert notes that Jerry Brown and Jesse Jackson played the roles of potential spoiler particularly well at the conventions, and throughout the piece he shows how absolutely, irredeemably reprehensible the so-called liberal media has behaved towards Clinton.
Obama’s zealots should pay attention: Clinton has not only handled Obama with kid gloves and given him much better treatement than the bastard than he deserved; they would do well to start paying her the respect that she has more than earned.