A new paperback edition of a book published last year about President Obama claims that he will endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 because of a “secret deal.” The new edition of Edward Klein’s book, “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House,” claims that Obama pledged his future support for Hillary in exchange for Bill Clinton’s endorsement in 2012.
According to an excerpt of the book:
A]s last summer wore on, and Democrat enthusiasm waned, chief political strategist David Axelrod convinced the president that he needed Bill Clinton’s mojo.
A deal was struck: Clinton would give the key nominating speech at the convention, and a full-throated endorsement of Obama. In exchange, Obama would endorse Hillary Clinton as his successor.
Clinton’s speech was as promised; columnists pointed out the surprising enthusiasm in which he described the president. It also lived up to Obama’s fears, as more people talked about Clinton’s speech in the weeks following than his own.
But after his re-election, Obama began to have second thoughts. He would prefer to stay neutral in the next election, as is traditional of outgoing presidents.
Bill Clinton went ballistic and threatened retaliation. Obama backed down. He called his favorite journalist, Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes,” and offered an unprecedented “farewell interview” with departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In a piece he wrote for The New York Post, Klein was even more critical about the president, The Inquisitr reported: “He said he’d solve the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and put millions of people back to work. And nothing happened.
"He may yet try to back out of his promise to Hillary Clinton. But as Obama’s presidency sinks deeper into scandal and inaction, the question is — will Clinton even still want his endorsement?”