Regarding President Obama's extraordinary "Well, the big difference [between] here and in '94 was you've got me" comment to Arkansas congressman Marion Berry: Well, in '94 they had Bill Clinton--who had won statewide in a pretty conservative state (Arkansas) something like seven times, and who was the fourth challenger in the 20th century to oust an incumbent elected president, following in the footsteps on Wilson, FDR, and Reagan. Clinton got on the wrong side of the voters in '94, but recovered and was the first Democrat re-elected to the presidency since FDR. Judging from this comment, unless Obama's instinct for self-preservation overcomes his egotism, and his ambition subordinates his narcissism, Obama won't be the second.
Meanwhile, my colleage Matt Continetti has left a message with President Clinton’s spokesman at the Clinton Global Initiative requesting an interview. President Clinton--this is no time to be a shrinking violet. Call Matt at 202-293-4900. He’ll be glad to talk.