Tonight, former First-Gentleman-to-be Bill Clinton addresses the Democrat convention. Yesterday, the day of his wife’s big unity speech, he was telling some Europeans about some imaginary candidates. Bill Clinton in Denver again undercuts Obama
The former president, speaking in Denver, posed a hypothetical question in which he seemed to suggest that that the Democratic Party was making a mistake in choosing Obama as its presidential nominee.
He said: “Suppose you’re a voter, and you’ve got candidate X and candidate Y. Candidate X agrees with you on everything, but you don’t think that candidate can deliver on anything at all. Candidate Y you agree with on about half the issues, but he can deliver. Which candidate are you going to vote for?”
…The former president did say early in his remarks that the purpose of a party convention is to “introduce the candidate in a new and different and hopefully more positive way… [to] unify the party and [aid in] defining the battle” between the two parties.
…From when he called Obama’s candidacy “a fairytale” to when he compared the Illinois senator’s win in South Carolina to that of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s, many Clinton loyalists, detractors and analysts feel that Clinton did irreparable damage to both his wife’s candidacy and his legacy as president.
Now in a convention that continues to be racked with stories and questions about how unified the Democratic Party truly is, Clinton’s appearance Wednesday — and his tendency to go off the teleprompter — has some Democrats very nervous.
“[I]ntroduce the candidate in a hopefully more positive way? How much more positive could it have been? What’s the MSM going to do, talk breathlessly about how the faux-temple stage Obama will use tomorrow sends thrills up their legs?
Accounts are Clinton won’t be there to see Obama’s victory prance. Irresistible farce won’t meet immovable hubris.
I might even watch tonight just to see if Bill can stay on the rails. Whatever happens, Hillary knows about it already.
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