Bill is running hard - and accusing Obama of the kind of attacks his machine has been launching. Yes, he's accusing Obama of playing the race card - a classic Rove tactic of accusing your opponent of doing exactly what you're doing. "Shame on you," he leers at the press. Those too lazy or uninformed to read further may well take him at his word. In fact, he is using the prestige and dignity of his office as a massive bulldozer to smear and attack his wife's opponent.
It really is time to acknowledge that Clinton is running for a third term - in flagrant violation of the 22d Amendment. He's fighting for unelected power by proxy - just as his wife fought for hers in 1992 and 1996. Their deal is now explicit. And their goal - four terms between them - is in their grasp.