I’ll support her if she gets the nomination, but I’m not looking forward to the shitshow of bickering and backbiting that will inevitably accompany a Clinton campaign.
The Obama campaign was remarkably leak- and drama-free, especially when you consider that any such enterprise contains a number of enormous egos by its very nature. Until 2008, it might have made sense to assume that a cloud of anonymous quotes, public airing of private laundry, and incompetent stoogery by high-paid consultants was just the price of a successful political campaign. Obama’s run was an object lesson that campaigns don’t need to be run like a high school glee club. Perhaps that’s because Obama means it when he says he’ll fire you if you leak. Just as obviously, judging from the first of what I’m sure will be hundreds of “Hillary Insiders Say” stories, her staff (real or wannabe) doesn’t believe the same about her.
So I agree with Atrios on this one.