An Airing of Resentments at Meeting of Clinton Donors

An attendee at a meeting of top Clinton campaign fund-raisers with Clinton staff this afternoon at Weil, Gotshal & Manges said that there was a fair amount of frustration in the room over the campaign’s handling of the race.

"People are just so resentful and feel the campaign has not fought back effectively," said the attendee. "They feel the campaign has been outmaneuvered by somebody who is going to lose in November."

The attendee said that the most memorable part of the meeting was when campaign manager Maggie Williams stood up and pronounced herself "ready for this fight."

Harold Ickes also spoke to the group of about 100 donors, though this particular attendee seemed unconvinced that Ickes, who is leading the effort to round up superdelegates for the Clinton campaign, was the right man for the job.

"Sending in a guy with the charm of Darth Vader to talk to Democratic Committee members seems kind of dopey," said the attendee.

When asked what the feeling was about the loyalty of the Clinton superdelegates to Clinton if Obama kept racking up victories, the attendee said, "This is how it works. Superdelegates have no superpower or super-backbone, and they are going to mirror the vote of the electorate."

An Airing of Resentments at Meeting of Clinton Donors