Notables who abandoned her for Obama will get the Big Chill. "He's dead to us," a Clinton aide was quoted saying of John Kerry, who along with Ted Kennedy was turned off by the perception of race baiting that led up to the South Carolina primary. A major donor, conflicted between the two candidates and apologetic over his backing of Obama, found Hillary less than sympathetic. "Too bad for you, because I'm going to win," she snapped.I've read these things before and certainly Hillary was always regarded as the ruthless one, but I'm not so sure.
UPDATE: Matt weighs in,
Maybe. On the other hand, current Obama endorsers include, among others, the Senators who chair the committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Kennedy), Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Dodd), Judiciary (Leahy), and Budget (Conrad). Unless Clinton is uncommonly stupid, she's not really going to try to govern the country while freezing those guys not. Nor would it make any sense to make a big push for health care reform while simultaneously freezing out the Obama-backers in SEIU.In reality, the revenge will likely come from Hillary's senate colleagues. What will be left of her career in the clubby Senate after the campaign she has run including public articles like Clift's ('he's dead to us'?) and the private, ruthless pressure she and Bill have tried to privately apply to each and every fragile ego?
How many Democrats will have the same view of Hillary after this election that Republicans have had for the last 16 years?