Applause from the Second Tier

All those Democratic hopefuls commonly referred to as second tier candidates seemed to have enjoyed the show of the Hillary v. Obama Hollywood smack down yesterday.

“It makes both of them look small,” said a staffer to one of the many candidates fighting for screen time in the Democratic field. “It’s an opportunity for all the second tier guys to seem positive and distinguished in comparison.”

For example, Bill Richardson yesterday jumped at the chance to weigh in.

“I think if we’re going to win we have to be positive. If there is anything about Democrats in the last few years, being a governor I felt this, we just cannot criticize the president. There’s plenty to criticize. … I think these name-callings are not good.”

–Jason Horowitz