Finally I get it.
These are The Rules of the Democratic nomination battle, as adopted by supporters of the Barack Obama campaign:
Every word Barack Obama (or any one of his supporters) shall utter shall be deemed to be historic, monumental and as pronouncing a self-evident, higher truth never before heard.
Every word uttered by Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton (or any other supporter of the Clinton campaign) shall be deemed to be controversial, divisive and solely driven by a shameless desire for political gain, at any cost.
Now, at last, I understand.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto