Skip to comments.Former President Clinton Calls Voters “Impatient”
Posted on 10/29/2012 9:07:04 AM PDT by John Semmens
As polls continue to indicate a shift in favor of Romney, former President Bill Clinton castigated voters for their impatience.
Four years isnt that much time, Clinton complained. In the 1930s voters easily reelected President Roosevelt even though his policies were even less effective in dealing with the economy than President Obamas have been. Unemployment was twice as high as it is now. Businesses everywhere were shuttered. People stood in soup lines in every city. Stock prices were a fraction of what they are now. It was, from every perspective a disaster. Yet, FDR was reelected by a huge margin.
Clinton speculated that changes in communications may account for the difference. Back then the FCC could turn the screws on radio stations that openly criticized the president. Today, anyone can pretty much say anything they want about him.
Then theres the Internet, Clinton continued. Anyone with a keyboard and an opinion can quickly and inexpensively reach millions of voters. Theres no effective way to monitor and filter what voters see or hear.
While admitting that he was not optimistic that President Obama will be able to withstand the onslaught of unscreened criticisms of his policies, Clinton said he hoped that reforms can be put into place that would give the government a firmer grip on these unregulated avenues of communication before worse damage is done.
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So now if Obama loses they are going to blame the voters ?
Clinton forgets that he was elected to his first term by these same stupid, “impatient” people.
The voters are impatient to undo the great mistake of 2008.
And Roosevelt’s policies prolonged the depression. So Clinton’s point is...?