Hillary Clinton wants supporters who donated to her aborted general election campaign to forgo a refund, and allow her to roll $2,300 into her fund for Senate reelection in 2012. If the donors don't send in her user-friendly permission card by August 28, they'll receive their money back.
Barack Obama, also concerned about the "Hillraises," hopes (refund or not) that Hillary's supporters will open their checkbooks for his general election campaign. But a small group of important, and generous, Hillary backers have cold feet.
A male Hillraiser-turned-Obamaman thinks gender plays a role:
"What these [women] are doing is confusing their legitimate anger over sexism that occurred in this campaign -- and particularly in the media— with the Obama [campaign]. I think, as a man, I can't really speak to them about it, even though I feel the same anger about it. I was off the wall about [the sexism directed Clinton's way] during the campaign."
A few holdouts themselves, less interested in causes think they have a solution — add Hillary to the ticket as vice presidential nominee. Is this blackmail, or a fair trade?