Hillary Clinton's cult of personality? Those who fell under the Obama spell and fell prey to his cult of personality, might possibly not want to do the same thing again. So claims a prominent South Carolina Democrat.
"Is Hillary ready for Hillary? That's the question," said former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, who said he plans to support Biden if he runs. "Is it a political organization or a fan club for a boy band? I just don't understand the idea that somehow you've got to encourage her to run. Either people want to run and have a coherent message about why they should be president, or not. She has been around the block. She knows that if she wants to run, she can get in and get the money.""I think it's a cult, not a political movement," Harpootlian added. "Ready for Hillary compared to who? The field still has to develop."
Now, you have to take anything from a Biden supporter with a grain of salt. But Ready For Hillary seems to be kinda cultish, or at least a fan club as Harpootlian put it. With recent polls suggesting a lot of Obama supporters might have buyer's remorse over his election and/or re-election, Harpootlian is smartly laying some groundwork for the approach to derail Hillary's possible quest for the presidency. To position her as a cult of personality candidate dovetails perfectly with those who feel like they fell for an empty suit in Obama. The cult of personality is what worked for Obama. If you feel betrayed by that, having the same thing being tagged to Clinton works in Biden's favor.