Skip to comments.NY Times: How Bill Clinton May Have Hurt the Obama Campaign (let the recriminations begin)
Posted on 10/25/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT by Arthurio
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.
You may recall that last spring, just after Mr. Romney locked up the Republican nomination, Mr. Obamas team abruptly switched its strategy for how to define him. Up to then, the White House had been portraying Mr. Romney much as George W. Bush had gone after John Kerry in 2004 as inauthentic and inconstant, a soulless climber who would say anything to get the job.
But it was Mr. Clinton who forcefully argued to Mr. Obamas aides that the campaign had it wrong. The best way to go after Mr. Romney, the former president said, was to publicly grant that he was the severe conservative he claimed to be, and then hang that unpopular ideology around his neck.
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They are running a Bill Clinton ad for Obama that has to be one of the worst ads ever. So many mixed messages, it implies Obama is as big a liar as Willy.
Oh my heck - does anyone really think anything this guy does is by accident? The Smartest Politician Ever? He wants back in the White House only slightly more than he wants to watch BHO lose this election, and this “Ah, shucks, isn’t is awful how terrible everything still is?” routine is NOT intended to help. Good grief - how can they not see this?
The 2016 democrat primaries have already begun. Pelosi will be out, Reid will be in the senate but probably not in leadership. If we keep the house, regain the senate and presidency, a lot of old democrats will retire, so it look like Hillary will be the last remaining national Democrat, along with Debbie Wasserman Schultz maybe.
0bama’s October surprize: Obama and the culmination of nearly four years of failed socialist policy.
Good ol’ Southern humor. This is a good thought for the day.
The worse job that “O” did and the more obvious his imcomtetence became... the more attractive Billy Boy has become as a supporter.
By now, Billy's rehabilitation as an individual and as a politician is about complete... thanks to “O” and his worse than abysmal performance as President of the United States.... :)
Of course all this is wonderful for Evita!
While Bill Clinton may be a lot of things, one thing he isn’t, is stupid.
Over at the DUmpster, they keep saying that O is playing three dimensional chess (Star Trek kind?) and Mitt is playing checkers. If anyone is playing 3D chess, it would be the Clintons. You can tell O is a moron by the fact that he thought he could outsmart them as well as trying to humiliate them; that’s a bad idea when you’re a moron. The Clintons are for the Clintons and they don’t forget a slight or anything else.
How’s Vince Foster doing?
In 1992 the nation caught herpes.
Regardless, this is a poor article. Reason for Obama crashing is that he has done a terrible job in office, the worst since Carter.
I remember when the McCain camp started faulting Palin around 2 weeks before the election ....do y’all remember? That’s a sign that your team ain’t winning....I THINK maybe perhaps Obumbler is in a lot trouble....IF we see movement for Romney ON Monday.....TURN OUT THE LIGHTS THE PARTY IS OVER!!! THE FAT LADY SUNG....I will be planning our election night celebration and will make EVERY effort to fly, drive whatever to DC for the Presidential Inauguration of PRESIDENT ELECT MITT ROMNEY!! I can almost see it...PLEASE LORD grant us this man to lead our country!! In Jesus name...Amen
EXACTLY, AND guess who they are thinking of FIRST...it ain’t the BLack Turd either....Chelsea! She has made it known that she would love to run for office in the future....bubba and hitlery can’t afford to fall on the sword for Obumbler without destroying their lovely daughter’s chances...right?! Too much at stake with the kkklintons!! SO KEEP an eye on them..soon bubba is going to stab Ojerko in the back!
You can not believe how many people are saying these words.
All I know is win or lose I will be drunk as can be on election night...drunk with joy or drunk with sorry...either way....the booze will be flowing.
On the contrary, dems have been making chicken salad outta chicken sh*t for years & selling it to fools in the media & voters.