This clip is being pushed at various sites because Carville says, “I’m a Clinton person, not an Obama person.” Not earth shattering. We all knew this. He’s in that Clinton/Bloodworth-Thomason, Danson/Steenbergen clique.
I find this moment more fascinating. Carville bleats on and on about democrat strategy for the 2012 campaign. He suggests Obama should talk about a commission on the middle-class, and even Babwa Wawa asks incredulously, “another commission?”
Then Carville, who is looking at Bab while he talks about healthcare, says “and I think families matter, I really do.” As he says this he spins around and locks a gaze on Whoopi, the black lady, for an awkward amount of time.
What’s the dog whistle here? If this was Romney and he did that, Romney would be excoriated.
The moment is at 4:30