Skip to comments.How Bill Clinton May Have Hurt the Obama Campaign (The blame game begins...)
Posted on 10/24/2012 1:20:12 PM PDT by jimbo123
When the histories of the 2012 campaign are written, much will be made of Bill Clintons re-emergence. His convention speech may well have marked the finest moment of President Obamas re-election campaign, and his ads on the presidents behalf were memorable.
But there is one crucial way in which the 42nd president may not have served the 44th quite as well. In these final weeks before the election, Mr. Clintons expert advice about how to beat Mitt Romney is starting to look suspect.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...
Down goes Frazier.
Now why should we make a hero of Bubba?
The opening sentence: “When the histories of the 2012 campaign are written, much will be made of Bill Clintons re-emergence”. That is hilarious.
Bildo's worst nightmare—stuck somewhere with Her Heinous who took up residence under there last week.
When the New York Slimes start bad-mouthing Bubba , you know it’s all over.
He only has to appear to help Hussein to the extent he that will please voting blacks and not ONE INCH further. Why? So Hillary can run again, even though she’ll be a total HAG.
This will not end well for Barry...get me the popcorn!
well well well............
If anyone actually believed Bill Clinton wanted to help Barack Obama, you don’t know Bill Clinton.
Probably the simplest way of explaining what I mean is the nice lady from North Carolina who informed me that in the South, the expression “Bless his heart” doesn’t mean what you think it does.
Obama is a one-man show. Its not the Obama administration, its the Obama show.
His VP is a joke who is never heard from. His political enemy is his secretary of state. The rest of his cabinet are never heard from or are unknowns - and Obama seems to like it that way. He has not assembled a “brain trust” and never refers, mentions, or gives credit to senior advisors. He certainly doesn’t defer to anyone supposedly smarter or more experienced than himself.
You either buy into his sole rock-star status, or you don’t. So anyone upstaging him, like Clinton, will hurt Obama.
Matt Bai gave too much credit to Team Obama.
Have you seen who run the campaign, and their spokesperosns?
Plouffe, Messina, Cutter, et al. are not in the same league.
The Bill Clinton brand will truck on once Obama loses and it will take along time for Obama to repair his image because he’ll be tagged as a failed president. Clinton would laugh if he saw this blog post.
My Grandma always said that you can get away with saying ugly things about someone as long as you say “bless his/her heart” first.
Bless his heart, he can't help being an idiot.
Maybe it's Obama's judgement that's "suspect" for trusting Clinton in the first place.
I like how they act like Clinton was a master national campaigner, carefully forgetting he never got a majority and if Ross hadn’t split the right Clinton would just be another entry on the list of Dem nominees that lost.
I would say this should be the end for obama, billy, hilly, dirty harry, nancy. I say they each must take credit for their foul play and political downfall! and good riddance to many unnamed others who played a role in this cover-up!
Always remember ... good people died, grandparents, mothers and fathers, sons and daughter, sister and brothers!!
The Democrats have put this country, THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA in jeopardy and we let them! Now is the time to clean up their mess.
Remember that Clinton could only help himself on the campaign trail. He was the kiss of death for other candidate aand they knew it.
The impeached and disbarred Bill Clinton.
Who cares? The whole miserable lot of these cretins suck.
Yep. Setting up to be in full Finger Pointing Mode come Nov. 7.
If the highlight of your campaign was having the perjuring horny-hick-from-Hope give a speech, it doesn't take a medium to predict that is a campaign that will go down in flames.
***The whole miserable lot of these cretins suck***
Would you want any of these as a neighbor: Obama, Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, Axelrod, Biden, Plouffe, Holder, Beckel, Schultz, Maddow, Matthews, Letterman and all the Hollywood wackos?
I would give my house away and move to a trailer park.
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Wasn’t it Clinton who told all the congresscritters that they needed to vote for obamacare to get reelected. So they did, and look what it got them.
The only reason Obama looked half-decent in the last debate was that he was posing as a conservative, trying to argue that his track record was more conservative than Romney’s promises. Liberals can’t win running as liberals. Obama was hoping to get to the right of Romney, but no one bought it.
Ha! Very true!
LOL, I am literally stuffing my face with popcorn as I read this thread.
This type of nonsense fails to address the deeper problem, that of the RNC having solid candidates. Let's face it, Bush Sr. Only had to ride the Reagan wave into office and he blew it.
The Candidate has to earn to my vote, I'm not going to vote blindly just because of the letter at the end of their name. It's just one reason why we have the number of RINOs we do. We don't demand solid conservatives, and the RNC knows many are too willing to hold their nose to pull the lever. There are sheep in both parties and it doesn't help.
Reagan proved that conservative principles can win elections, we just need more candidates that embrace those principles and that have the ability to speak about them clearly.
......before the rooster crowed, I personally heard the democrats, at their convention, deny HIM three times.......I just wonder how much that had to do with what we are seeing?
It’s not nonsense, the conservative vote got split between two candidates. That’s the fact. The whys and wherefores weren’t in what I said. Yes we could have/ should have better candidates. But doesn’t change the fact that Clinton didn’t get a majority, and if Ross hadn’t run Bush would have won in ‘92 in spite of his flaws. And yes if Bush had been a better candidate Ross wouldn’t have mattered, of course by 92 that decision was 12 years too late.
blah blah blah
Typical overwritten garbage from the NYT.
It’s insulting and yes, I read the entire commentary.
“Now why should we make a hero of Bubba?”
Ugh! We don’t!! Free Republic people have consistently spoken the truth about Bill Clinton and haven’t put him up on that pedestal that he loves to perch on so much. Remember, there’s so much rot about the Clintons that there’s no way to retain it all in your mind without constantly feeling like you need a shower. - My dear aunt can’t seem to tie the Clintons in her mind as having paved the way for the Obama nightmare we’re living in now. Bill Clinton’s negligence also set the stage for 9/11, just as Hillary’s did this 9/11. Bill Clinton only “changed course” two years into his tenure because the American people elected a Republican Congress in a blowout and forced him to. The Clintons are just as much Saul Alinskyites as Obama is; and just as heavily invested in the New World Order as he is. - Chicago thugs or Arkansas thugs, which is better?
Obama’s rigid ideological viewpoint could do him in then. He hates conservatism so much that he believed that painting Romney as a “hard-right conservative” was the worst possible thing that could be said about him. But independents were smart enough to see through it and the attacks helped warm conservatives’ perceptions of Romney because they couldn’t help but sympathize with someone being attacked for being too conservative. Plus this disingenuous line of attack undermined Obama’s credibility on everything else.
Me too. Only a writer for the NY Times could assert that George W. Bush was a “severe conservative”.
That's like awarding first prize to a child in a 1st grade art contest, and calling it "high art."
Matt Bai can be proud of his paper - an organization that has the best Press Release rewrite men in the business ...
The White House sends over talking points - suggestions - whatever, you know press releases and the New York Times hits overdrive in the re-write department. Obama and dems must be thrilled.
PRNewswire doesn't hold a candle to these boys.... Yeah, we're all impressed. Really. Really and truly impressed.... they suck more - or is it less? Something like that...
Down goes Frazier. Down goes Frazier. Down goes Frazier.
Come on, man. You have to do it right.