Friday, December 21, 2007

Bill Clinton: Ballast Or Baggage?

Hillary's Spousal Albatross
By David Limbaugh

Hillary Clinton doesn't have the luxury Al Gore did of choosing to dump Bill Clinton on the presidential campaign trail. She's stuck with him, for better or for worse. And if she becomes president, so is America.

People always questioned Gore's judgment to cut his umbilical cord from Mother Bill, some saying he had to do it to free himself of the taint of the scandals and others saying the move cost him the election because he was unable to capitalize as much on the Clinton economic record.

There's doubtlessly merit to both arguments, and Gore was probably hurt some and helped some by the decision. Ultimately, though, voters surely were and are smart enough to evaluate the candidate on his own merits, regardless of the strength of his ties to his predecessor.
But in Hillary's case, it's obviously more complicated.

Bill will not just have been a past president with very close ties to President Hillary, should she win. He won't merely be with her in the White House. He will be in her space.
Think about it.



Anonymous cassie said...

I've been reading several articles about how he maybe doesn't want her to win. I wonder...

2:19 PM  

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