Skip to comments.Brit Hume: Obama’s “distress call” to Bill Clinton
Posted on 07/31/2012 9:45:44 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Seeing as how President Obamas economic strategies have most definitely not worked, the Democrats are bringing out former President Bill Clinton for a prime-time speaking slot at their national convention presumably so he can tout his Hey, Im a Democrat and we had balanced budgets and a robust economy during my tenure, ergo I have authority on the economy issue and Im for Obama! credentials.
Sources tell the Associated Press that Obama personally asked Clinton to speak at the convention and to place Obamas name in nomination, an offer the former president enthusiastically accepted. Clintons expected to take center stage in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, the third day of the four-day convention.
The convention role being given Bill Clinton is proof that President Obama is in deep trouble and he and his political handlers know it .
Add to that the Rasmussen survey in which voters by 62 percent to 30 said economic growth was more important to them than economic fairness. Fairness, of course, is a major theme of Mr. Obama and his party. With his attacks on Mitt Romneys business record and his repeated and unsubtle appeals to elements of his partys base, Mr. Obama is clearly shooting for a big Democratic turnout in November.
But Gallup reports that the number of Democrats who say they are more enthusiastic about voting this year is at 39 percent, down from 61 percent four years ago. 51 percent of Republicans, meanwhile, said they are more enthusiastic this year, that is up from 35 per cent in 2008.When you put all this together with the continuing bad news on the economy, you know why Mr. Obama is suddenly reaching out to Bill Clinton.
This is a distress call.
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I think even the independents know the following equation by now:
Obama = FAIL
This is more significant with the free pass he gets on foreign policy scrutiny.
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In November I may regret writing this...but it looks like a Romney landslide is on the horizon. Romney was not my choice for the GOP nomination...but it starting to look as though anybody will beat this fake in the White House.
I am old enough to remember 1980. Polls, some like now over-polling Democrats had the race too close to call three days out from the election. It was a Reagan landslide.
The difference being that then...the media was a bit fairer in its treatment of Republicans...not much, but some...today the MSM has stripped away all pretense of objectivity.
I’m thinking Romney, if he does a reasonable job in the debates should sweep the battleground states.
Especially in the upper midwest...the economy is terrible...hard to see who will vote for four more years of this.
Bet Hillary is fuming.
I think Hume is right about this, there’s no love lost between those two. But I think he and O’Reilly are on the crack pipe with their speculation that Clinton may “go rogue”. He ain’t going off the reservation, but he may round up all the indians and bring them back over to the Clinton Ranch...
Bill Clinton the attention whore would eat sh—dirt to be the center of attention.
I bet he is getting off on Obama begging him to save his azz.
Bill Clinton did well getting himself elected, but he has no coattails. The entire Democratic party got wiped out during his years, despite his campaigning. Gore lost, Hillary lost the nomination, and as previously mentioned Walker won, and he had no impact on 2010. Clinton is great for Clinton, but that’s about it.
Plus, it gives Romney a chance to contrast Clinton’s record with Obama’s in terms of reforms, compromise, etc.
Wives who are 'hell on wheels'
Both seem to enjoy oral sex, although one prefers it from guys
Both seem to like cocaine
Both presided over a tidal change in the House bringing a majority from the opposing party.
One was impeached in his second term, the other probably will be impeached if he has a second term.
One was declared the first black president, the other was declared the first black president.
Yup. A lot in common.
So the man that lost Gore the election is going to save Obama?
Also folks tend to forget that ole BJ won both times with pluralities, although he did come close in 96 with 49%.
A definite desperation move.
Just look at Bill and Hil’s success promoting candidates since his leaving office. What is it now? Something like 29 losers vs. 2 winners!
I see a repeat of his 88(???) convention speech when the old windbag was given a standing O when he said “and finally.”
They’re going to need a hook and a team of wrestlers to drag him away from this podium... :)
Slick will intentionally not be much help to nobama. We know we can count on Slick doing HOURS of talking about himself. One thing that always stuck out, in addition to WJC’s slickness, is his vindictiveness. Payback’s a cold hard MF’r.
I think it’s a mistake. Dems love Clinton, and looking at him will remind them of the mistake they made in 2008.
Obama is a narcissist, whenever he sees Clinton in public he manhandles him and tries to look more powerful. It will just remind Dems that Obama is the lesser man.
Few remember that during Bill’s two terms, more elected Dem candidates switched party affiliation that under any other president!
The Clintons are setting himthemselvesself up to be the chief power brokers when all that’s left of Obama’s Democrat party is a heap of ashes,
You’ve got it, randita. Dislike the Clintons, but they are masters at power manipulation.
Like a player at the stock market, someone elses loss is their gain, and they know how to play it. After the 2008 election, my guess is the Clintons will be the most powerful Dems, not Obama.
O must be truly desperate to call them in.
"Ladies, Gentleman, butt grabbers and etc; I come before you not behind you to nominate the next President of the United States. Hillary Rodham Clinton." Then to just sit there and watch Barack Hussein Obama turn white.