My favorite detail from last night’s still apparently anti-climactic events in the Obama-Clinton combat is this one from today’s New York Post:
He tried to call her twice following the speech – but got her voicemail. She finally returned the call as his plane was about to fly out of St. Paul to Washington.
He offered to meet with her, but nothing was finalized.
Personally, I like to picture Senator Clinton sitting there screening the call, listening to Senator Obama trying to frame a message that mixes sensitivity with coherence and manages to end before the dreaded unforgiving second beep cuts him off with his message dangling midair — like RN at the end of the Fund speech.
And I’m intrigued even more by the second call. Was it an immediate follow-up beginning with the customary lame disclaimer (“looks like I went on too long and got cut off but here’s my number so please call when you get a chance…..”)? Or was it of the later-in-the-evening no-nonsense variety (“Look, Hillary, it’s Barack again. We really have to talk so call me”)?
So many questions and so few answers and it’s only June fourth.