All that quaint chatter about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, which is, after all, a whimsical notion Mario Puzo put in the mouth of Vito Corleoni -- you cannot run for president if you're constantly having to watch your back.
Let's be clear: the Clintons are vipers and cannot be effectively controlled by hanybody, even by a man who has just been given the reigns of the party. Democrats will come around, see John McCain for what he is -- anathema to everything they hold dear. Meanwhile Independants and DINOs will only respect a man who has the fortitude to give her a stiff-arm, if ever so politely.
I used to like the Clintons but I simply cannot stomach this cult of personality they've constructed for themselves. They are now yesterday's news, and Obama, I trust, sees that.
America is a better place without the Clintons.