The Huffington Post this morning has a post that attempts to make the case that there are “Big Rewards” awaiting Hillary Clinton should she exit the presidential race immediately. Among those rewards is this:
One of the most inviting is the near certainty that the Obama campaign would agree to pay back the $11.4 million she has loaned her own bid, along with an estimated $10 million to $15 million in unpaid campaign expenses.
Such a notion has the rabid Obama supporters dripping venom all over the comments:
This article makes me sick. Hillary Clinton has acted like a republican (or worse) for a grueling 10 weeks and now some are suggesting that Obama spend the money “we the people” sent him to bail our her campaign!? I think not!
My first vote was for Lyndon Johnson, because he was going to end the war. I have contributed more to Barak Obama than I have ever given to a candidate. I’m going to hold off giving until I see what the campaign will do with Clinton’s debts.
Why should Obama pay Clinton’s debt? People donate to HIM, not her. That is an outrageous idea. It smacks of a bribe too.
I don’t see anyway how she could get him to pay off her debts without it looking like he’s bribing her to quit the race – and I would not be surprised if there were a sudden halt on the grassroots donations to the Obama campaign if the public knew it was going toward helping a U.S. Senator keep her personal wealth at $109 million rather than $98 million.
Note the trend of these comments. (There are far, far more, expressing similar sentiments.) Barack Obama is not even officially the nominee of the party yet, and his followers (a more accurate term than “supporters,” I think) are already threatening to cut off his funds if he doesn’t do what he’s told.
As the Church Lady used to say, “Well, isn’t that special?”
Obama’s followers trust him enough to elect him as president, someone who would be responsible for the largest economy in the world, and all that that entails . . . but they don’t trust his judgement when it comes to the finances of his own campaign? Am I the only one who thinks that’s just a bit odd? The implication I see is that these people think they own Barack Obama. And he’d better do what they approve of, or else they cut off the funds.
If I were Senator Obama, I’d be insulted on multiple levels. (For one thing, for all of the hoopla about Obama supporters being “more educated,” quite a few of those commentors supporting Obama have the written language skills of an amputee baboon.) But, as Matt said recently, you make your bed, you lie in it.