Unity

So I am watching the live stream of Hill/Obama's Unity rally. Go here to see it. Call me foolish, but I find it incredibly sad that a Unity Ticket is basically impossible. Some have dissed Clinotn by charging that she only got where she was by hitching her wagon to a dude. Of course this misses the unseen work that women often perform in other marriages. In other words, folks who say that Bill Clinton's presidency made Hillary's political career possible, seem to somehow assume that Bill could have president without Hillary in the first place. Knowing how long-term relationship work (ten years deep over here, fam) I kind of doubt that.

That said, I really think that the deal-breaker for a Clinton/Obama ticket is really Bill's inability to control himself. It's hard for me to hold her penchant for saying anything against her--she's an effing politcian. That's what politicians do. In varying degrees obviously, but in general, politicians lie. Maybe Hillary just wasn't deft enough about it. I don't know. But, even to this moment, her husband is holding a grudge against Barack--essentially--because Barack killed the dreams of restoration. I don't understand how a guy who was--and by some is--considered to be the greatest politician of his generation could go down like this--and take his wife with him.


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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