The Obamas dapping each other up became the topic of much conversation, as people tried to figure out what it meant (including this Baltimore Sun story that happens to include PostBourgie’s first shout-out — no promo). At first Ia little surprised at all the attention people paid to it. As Ta-Nehisi said, it’s one of Read More

by hilzoy at Obsidian Wings. Cross-posted with permission. Geraldine Ferraro wrote a horrible op-ed in the Boston Globe. She says a number of things about the effects of sexism on the Clinton campaign, which I do not propose to consider here. But she also claims that the concerns of Reagan Democrats have not been heard: Read More

To be fair, every Clinton supporter isn’t getting their Ferraro on right now. But this is the narrative that seems to have become the dominant one among Hillary Clinton supporters in the blogosphere: that she is being denied the nomination by elites in the Democratic party. Those murmurs became all-out hysterical hollering (see above) after Read More

Don’t let Hillary Clinton’s optimism following her West Virginia win fool you: she knows it’s over. But do her supporters? If you’re riding for HRC, what you’re essentially hoping for is that the Democratic party elite install her as the nominee even though she trails by every conceivable metric. It’s a move that would be Read More

Say word. In the early, inchoate stages of PostBourgie’s existence, we used to do a lot more updating of the day-to-day goings-on in the presidential race. But, on the Democratic side, it’s been almost 16 months since Hillary Clinton formally began the presidential bid everyone expected since 1999 her conversation with America and just 15 Read More

Bill Richardson tells GQ why he broke with the Clintons to endorse Obama.

Look what Sinbad started. That jolly spinner of irreverent yarns attended a trip overseas to Bosnia with then-First Lady Hillary Clinton (and Sheryl Crow) and challenged Clinton’s assertion that the trip was fraught with danger.  This led to a surreal moment where a Clinton spokesperson went hard after Sinbad. We’re still reeling. But well, it Read More

A few years ago, the parents of a childhood friend of mine were going through a divorce. Her dad had had an affair with a woman who worked at a bank, whom everyone knew, and everyone knew it. It had gone on for some time, and my Arkansas hometown is a small one. The divorce Read More

This morning Bill Richardson, a longtime friend of Bill Clinton who rushed to defend Hillary Clinton when she was attacked in the early Democratic debates, threw his endorsement behind Barack Obama. Richardson (or as MSNBC oddly referred to him in their subhead, “Hispanic Governor”) was being courted aggressively by both campaigns, though he told the Read More