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Send In Bill Clinton to Save the Democratic Midterm Campaign
The Daily Beast ^ | April 14, 2014 | Bob Shrum

Posted on 04/14/2014 7:03:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Months away from Election Day, the Democrats are already cutting and running away from Obamacare. Clinton is the man to help them embrace it, attack obsessed Republicans—and win.

Let Bill do it.

With Democrats facing a daunting midterm season, it’s time to bring in the Big Dawg, not just as a campaigner but as a strategic driving force with the resources to deploy and dominate the message wars from coast to coast. Put him in charge of one of the existing super PACs—which would instantly multiply its fundraising—or form a new one that can operate on a genuinely super scale, with a pervasive reach. Let the Republicans have Karl Rove and Sheldon Adelson, the gambling mogul who in 2012 seemed to have all the electoral magic of a muggle. They, and the Koch brothers, would prove no match in messaging for Bill Clinton—and he’s the best chance to come close to matching them financially by attracting money beyond the Obama true believers among the big givers and the grass roots.

Why Clinton?

First, he has the right instinct about a year in which a platoon of Democrats appear to think—it’s not really thinking but reflex desperation—that they can run by hiding from health-care reform....

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2014; billclinton; clinton; democrats; obamacare; rove
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1 posted on 04/14/2014 7:03:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the exception of saving Obama’s hide in 2012, he’s got a terrible track record with endorsements and campaigning. There simply aren’t enough motivated voters on that side to make a difference.


2 posted on 04/14/2014 7:09:02 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That worked out so well for them in 1994.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 7:09:07 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
His shtick of getting on stage and wiping it out is getting old.
4 posted on 04/14/2014 7:09:40 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

He is not really the big dog, he is a horn dog.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

News I’m hearing (second hand) from people with inside info on the Democratic campaigns is of a state of total desperation.
The internal polls are horrible, apparently. The last few messaging trials have yielded zip. Turnout forecasts are also terrible.
Yes, maybe they will send Bill out to do battle. They might as well.
Interesting about the emotional aspect of the desperation, also commented on by the insiders. Republicans have faced bad polls and poor prospects (2006, say or 2008) without getting so worked up about the prospect of defeat.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 7:13:48 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All he’s going to do is troll for more skinterns.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 7:17:08 PM PDT by struggle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s no one better for putting women in their place than bill


8 posted on 04/14/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent / Cruz 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bob Shrum, enough said.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: struggle

Let’s see, Slick Willie nails a 22 yo intern working at the headquarters of every candidate he “helps”.

Wham, bam, thank you mam


10 posted on 04/14/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary the heir apparent should be the one out there not a has been president from last century


11 posted on 04/14/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

The only card they have to play is the race card. That’s why you’re hearing “WACISM!” out of everyone in the Dem Camp. The only way to oppose that is to point out that Dems were formed by slaveholders, that 400,000 Republicans freed the slaves, that Dems kept blacks in de-facto slavery another hundred years, and now want to destroy the black family with welfare and kill black babies with abortion.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bring it, Bubba.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 7:35:58 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: buwaya
Billyboy has been effective in the past in rallying black voters to turn out. Other demographics, since he left office, not so much. 'Rats will need more than a few extra blacks this year.
14 posted on 04/14/2014 7:39:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: buwaya

refreshing!


15 posted on 04/14/2014 7:52:57 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: hinckley buzzard

There’s no hero 1/2 black BO on the ballot so they will stay home. I wonder what the black community thinks of Michele Obama? There’s no way they could relate to her.


16 posted on 04/14/2014 8:02:19 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please do. Mr kiss of death. Send him in.


17 posted on 04/14/2014 8:28:21 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wil Monica Lewinsky’s boyfriend harangue the Republicans about their supposed war on women?


18 posted on 04/14/2014 8:40:57 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The clinton economic recovery came about in spite of clinton. Obama proved that.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 3:59:23 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shrums been into the shrooms again


20 posted on 04/22/2014 3:11:11 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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