On the shared challenges, Dionne says: “And they share a major weakness: Both believe so devoutly in their capacity to convert adversaries and to get lions and lambs to lie down together that they spend more energy trying to win over their enemies than rallying their friends. This leaves them helpless when the lions continue to devour the lambs.”
I can’t recall where I read it, but my understanding is that the Obama group has been loathe to accept Bill into their camp because they don’t trust him and fear he will have an undue influence. Hillary they trust implicitly and she is one of theirs.
If what I’ve read is true, it is unrealistic to think that Obama will accept, or get, any tutoring from Bill Clinton.