I was at an Iowa caucus tonight. I saw the supporters of Joe Biden and Bill Richardson hold out until just before the final count, then join the Obama camp. Why did they do that? Why not join Hillary?
One guy that I talked to in the Biden corner said that he was turned off by the Hillary supporters and by Hillary herself. He said that they came over with condolences but just assumed that the other supporters would join Hillary. He said something interesting to me. He said, “It is almost like they feel entitled to win.”
This is a year for change. It is a year for a new voice and a fresh perspective. This is not a year that will bode well for those that rely on the obligatory support of the American people.
Americans are not in the mood to feel obligated. Entitlements are over.
So where will the supporters of Dodd and Biden go, now that they are no longer running?
It is hard to say, but Hillary needs to be careful that she does not underestimate the mood of the people. When the ship is sinking, don’t brag about having been on board.