Dukakis, who said in a telephone interview that he “popped in” to the White House while on a trip here several weeks ago, said he told aides to President Obama that Republicans “want to go back and do exactly what got us in this mess in the first place.”
Asked if the White House aides were receptive, he said, “I think they certainly get it.” He declined to name the aides he met at the White House.
“Aides.” A man runs for President, you’d think that he’d be able to meet at least a Cabinet-level official. Strike that: this is one reason why we have the office of the Vice President. Yeah, yeah, I know, I should be pleased that this White House is as ungracious as ever to its base – and everybody else, really. It’s just that… well, I was a Democrat once. Dukakis was my first Presidential vote. While I’m grateful now that he lost (and a bit embarrassed about my vote), that doesn’t mean that I necessarily enjoy seeing him get casually urinated on like this by the current administration…