Bill Clinton headed to Wisconsin to campaign against Scott Walker

posted at 6:44 pm on May 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

On the one hand, is there a single vote left across the entire state that’s still in play here? Wisconsinites have been gorging on recall politicking for literally years now. Barring a catastrophic gaffe by Walker or Barrett in the last few days before the vote, who’s still making up his/her mind on this election?

On the other hand, dude, I’m nervous:

Former President Bill Clinton has decided to go to Wisconsin to campaign against Scott Walker in the final days of the battle over whether to recall the Wisconsin Governor, a move that could give a boost to the anti-Walker forces in a campaign that will depend heavily on who turns out to vote, a source familiar with Clinton’s plans confirms to me…

Democrats badly want Clinton to campaign in Wisconsin for Tom Barrett, and had lobbied him heavily for weeks. But Clinton remaind undecided until today…

Labor and Dems are widely believed to have a superior ground game to that of Walker, though it’s still unclear whether it will be enough to compensate for Walker’s seeming lead in the polls. A Clinton visit, Dems hope, will galvanize base turnout (the black vote in Milwaukee, for example) just enough to put Barrett over the top.

Clinton’s a famously good campaigner and he and Hillary have always appealed to blue-collar Dems, so if there’s anyone out there who can squeeze a little extra turnout out of Barrett’s base, it’s him. That’s not really the part that worries me, though. What worries me is that he must be sufficiently convinced by Barrett’s internal polls showing that this is a winnable race that he’s willing to stake a little of his own political capital on it. In fact, maybe that’s part of the logic of this — if Clinton shows up with Barrett, it’s a strong signal to depressed Wisconsin Dems that this thing might still be winnable after all. Doesn’t even matter what he says. Just the fact that he’s there is the message.

Then again, if Barrett’s internal polls are so compelling, why are other top Democrats running away from Wisconsin?

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Minneapolis, which sits along the border of Wisconsin, on Friday, but has no plans to visit the Badger State.

White House press secretary Jay Carney distanced the administration from Barrett’s campaign at Wednesday’s briefing…

During an MSNBC interview Wednesday morning, Obama spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter tried to downplay the significance of the recall effort, saying it had “nothing to do” with the presidential election.

“This is a gubernatorial race with a guy who was recalled, and a, you know, a challenger trying to get him out of office,” Cutter said. “It has nothing to do with President Obama at the top of the ticket. And it certainly doesn’t have anything to do with Mitt Romney at the top of the Republican ticket. So, no, I don’t think, you know, there may be some that will, you know, predict that it means doom for us in Wisconsin in the fall elections, but I think they’ll be proven wrong.”

Actually, there’s good reason to think that the recall effort will help Republicans contend in Wisconsin in the fall. The RNC claims it’s made more than two million voter contacts in the state and has opened 20 field offices that will segue to organizing for Romney once they’re done organizing for Walker. Worst-case scenario: Obama holds on to win the state in November but ends up having to spend money there that he had earmarked for a swing state. Best-case scenario: Romney pulls the upset and the Walker recall effort ends up exploding like a 20-megaton bomb in the Dems’ faces. That might also be part of the logic in sending Clinton out there: Even if Walker ends up winning, the closer the Dems can make it on Tuesday, the more Romney will think twice about gambling on the state by spending his own money there. He’s got a heavy lift to start with — Obama beat McCain in the state by 14 points — so absent a very solid Walker victory, Mitt might conclude that it’s a lost cause even if he’ll probably significantly improve on Maverick’s results. Clinton’s task is to make sure the victory isn’t so solid, even if it happens.


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…he’s looking for a BJ!

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2012 at 6:46 PM

walker will survive, romney will win there in the fall

therightwinger on May 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

…will this be Clinton’s Waterloo?

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

If Walker’s smart, he’ll have a half-dozen “actresses” meet Bill at the airport. Bill will immediately forget why he’s there.

CurtZHP on May 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Breaking News: Wisconsin Sexual Harassment claims to skyrocket in the coming days.

portlandon on May 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

How did Bill Clinton’s robocall work in North Carolina?

ninjapirate on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Why Mr. Clinton? Why not Barackabama himself?

SouthernGent on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

On the other hand, dude, I’m nervous:

Dude, you’re always nervous. It’s a wonder you have any hands left at all as much as you wring ‘em. Chill out dude and grab a Big Gulp…er, er a Frappamocchino or something.

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

YaY

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Coeds at Madison. Yep

spiritof61 on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Hide the interns…

d1carter on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Ur always nervous AP. SNL should send you a licensing fee every time they do a Debbie Downer sketch.

mitchellvii on May 31, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Why don’t they throw in Joe Biden for a bonus boob!!..:)

Dire Straits on May 31, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Hide the women and children, Wisco!

Fallon on May 31, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Bill Clinton headed to Wisconsin to campaign against Scott Walker

I know it’ll never happen but what if Monica showed up where he was campaigning and just stood there staring at him.

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Can anyone name a candidate, other than the Big O himself, for whom Bill Clinton campaigned who won?

de rigueur on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

[Recalling the governor] will create a circumstance where nobody ever makes a hard decision again … I don’t want you to become a laughingstock, a carnival or the beginning of a circus in America where we just throw people out whenever they make a tough decision … [A recall] would spread instability and uncertainty among your people and across the country.”

~Bill Clinton

“This nation was founded on the proposition that we, the people are best able to chart our own destiny. We, the people are the ones who ought to have the right to make decisions about what happens to us and to our families and to our communities. And when we vote and when the majority votes to have a particular set of policies and ideas and individuals to be controlling the course of our future, then nobody ought to overturn the say of the people. The people ought to govern themselves and have a right to make the decisions … The people who want to see this recall take place are disrespecting the majority… who voted in the election last year, disrespecting the right of the majority to engage in self-governance.” (My emphasis.)

~Al Gore

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/purple-wisconsin/153333905.html#!page=1&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst

jjrakman on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

walker will survive, romney will win there in the fall

therightwinger on May 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

You owe me a new iPad for that second assumption.

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Actually, here’s something else to ponder. Billy Bob pulls it out. Then, as the Chosen One’s numbers tank approaching the Democratic Convention, Billy Bob points out how a CLINTON saved an election!

GarandFan on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Does the Obama campaign pay Greg Sargent..?

d1carter on May 31, 2012 at 6:51 PM

YaY

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Careful sweetie, you’ll get stains on your dress.

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Clinton knows that Obama’s toast this year. This is his attempt to prep the ground for Hillary! 2016.

john bono on May 31, 2012 at 6:51 PM

The only reason to worry about this is that it could be cover for the massive voter fraud the unions have planned for the election — they can pretend Bill’s visit “put Barrett over the top” and plenty of people (obviously) will buy it.

Because at this point, massive voter fraud is the *only* way Barrett wins.

Dark Star on May 31, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Any word if he will be taking John Edwards with him? He has some time on his hands for the time being.

Roymunson on May 31, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Can anyone name a candidate, other than the Big O himself, for whom Bill Clinton campaigned who won?

de rigueur on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Bill campaigned The Won?

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Gee, I wonder how much that Cost Obama ?

Obama is used to buying support, and I don’t think Bill is doing this for free.

JayTee on May 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

That’s not really the part that worries me, though. What worries me is that he must be sufficiently convinced by Barrett’s internal polls showing that this is a winnable race that he’s willing to stake a little of his own political capital on it.

Or perhaps it is a sop to the unions who feel they’ve been left high and dry by Obama and the DNC. I think there is real momentum behind the idea that Hillary should be on the ticket. Perhaps this is part of the price of admission to being the other name on the bumper stickers.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 6:55 PM

The self-parody that Clinton has become won’t change minds. But if “it tastes good” to Team Barrett so be it.

BHO Jonestown on May 31, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Clinton is there for his own name. It isn’t because he sees it as more winnable than national Democrats. It is because other national Democrats have run away from it.

So enter Clinton with nothing to lose. If all goes as expected and Barrett flops, then that’s because everybody else gave up. It’s on them. If he pulls the upset though, then there he is, standing tall as the savior of Wisconsin while the others look as miserable and failed as they really are. He sends a message then, that the Clinton machine can win, while the Obama machine is failed and rundown. From that point forward he owns Obama’s arse, and they both will know it.

From his point of view it’s a good gamble. I still don’t believe that it’s likely he’ll have enough of an effect to undo Walker’s lead, but the potential payoff makes the long odds worthwhile.

It’s also a good reminder to us why we can’t allow ourselves to coast in this or any other race. Walker, Kleefisch, Wanggaard…they all need us to be fighting until all of the votes are counted.

Gingotts on May 31, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Former President Bill Clinton has decided to go to Wisconsin to campaign against Scott Walker in the final days of the battle over whether to recall the Wisconsin Governor

In other news…bratwurst futures, as well as the porn-star population in WI skyrockets.

Tim_CA on May 31, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I’m not sure if this was story was posted because of me or not, but I did send the link to it on to hot air. All I know is… the reason WHY I sent it was the same reason as the article stated: I’m looking over my shoulder and thinking tuesday is just too darn far away and anything can happen bad between now and then…..

PackerFan4Life on May 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM

To me, that just shows what scum Bill Clinton really is. For a one time Governor of a state to condone the activity the unions and Democrats pulled, in Wisconsin, is just unconcionable to me. I’m not sure he can accomplish much when you have voters saying, “Walker saved me $1000 on my taxes and Clinton wants me to elect the guy who’s going to undo all of that.”

My point is that it’s pretty low-life for someone to completely abandon their roots, not only as a sitting Governor, but also as an ex-President of the United States, and get into a political fight like this. I can’t believe it will increase his stature.

bflat879 on May 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Gee, I wonder how much that Cost Obama ?

Obama is used to buying support, and I don’t think Bill is doing this for free.

JayTee on May 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Makes me wonder who is paying for it. The Democrat party has just about thrown in the towel on Wisconsin. They and probably The Won aren’t sending money that way. So who is footing Bill’s bill?

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Bill campaigned The Won?

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

He tried not to use the name.

de rigueur on May 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM

What’s he going to do? Put on some Wayfarers, play his saxomophone for them, and get The Mac back together again?

Christien on May 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

All anyone has to do to blow bubba up is report how much money he makes of haiti… It’s positively disgusting.

aniptofar on May 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

If Walker’s smart, he’ll have a half-dozen “actresses” meet Bill at the airport. Bill will immediately forget why he’s there.

CurtZHP on May 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

And a box of cigars.

Wethal on May 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Labor and Dems are widely believed to have a superior ground game to that of Walker

Nope.

gkaz on May 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

This reminds me of the presser that Bill took over because it was beyond Biffy’s ability to explain the details. What was it? ObamaCare? Foreign policy? One forgets because the ineptitude of this administration is overwhelming. It’s like standing in the middle of a kindergarten dispute and deciding who makes the most sense.

Then again, if Barrett’s internal polls are so compelling, why are other top Democrats running away from Wisconsin?

Why? It’s an act of desperation and an admission of the inability to lead.

I’m not so sure that the Clintons are the magic bullet that Obama and the Dems think they need. They’re history, old and over-played. Given the situation that most voters face, Hill & Bill aren’t the answer.

The Dems need to keep things simple and remember Forrest Gump who said basically that one can’t move forward while looking back.

Then again, the Dems are the party of intellectuals, aren’t they? Simple won’t work. No. No way.

Cody1991 on May 31, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Clinton’s a famously good campaigner and he and Hillary have always appealed to blue-collar Dems…

Lipstick on a pig, and too late a makeover to matter.

rcpjr on May 31, 2012 at 6:58 PM

So a tax-and-spend lefty is going to campaign for a tax-and-spend lefty? Yeah, that’ll help.

fiatboomer on May 31, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Heh. A guy who never got 50% of the vote. Yeah, he’s formidable, alright. Me skeered.

Lanceman on May 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

You owe me a new iPad for that second assumption.

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

If you need a new iPad just go down to OWS and take occupy one. Wait. Are they still occupying?

Fallon on May 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Clinton’s a famously good campaigner and he and Hillary have always appealed to blue-collar Dems, so if there’s anyone out there who can squeeze a little extra turnout out of Barrett’s base, it’s him. That’s not really the part that worries me, though. What worries me is that he must be sufficiently convinced by Barrett’s internal polls showing that this is a winnable race that he’s willing to stake a little of his own political capital on it.

Clinton ain’t what he used to be. The last time I heard him interviewed he was borderline incoherent.

Walter Sobchak on May 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

The sight of boobs makes Allah nervous. God, he is such a little girl.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

This has got to be the unions calling in some markers. An act of desperation.

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 7:01 PM

That will rap up the criminal bribes for pardons, serial molesters and rapist votes. Other words, those that already vote Democrat.

Do leftist chicks still dig a rapist, now that he’s elderly?

MNHawk on May 31, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Wow, Bill. Why are you being a cheap hoe for Obama?

What’s he got on you?

/Ewps. Nevermind.

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’ll take “Oh I just can’t, she’s only sixteen” for 1000 Alex?

try again later on May 31, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Clinton’s a famously good campaigner

Based on WHAT?!?!

winston on May 31, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Don’t…stop…thinkin’ about tomorrow. Tomorrow being the 1990s.

Christien on May 31, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Here’s the thing: Bill’s smart enough to realize that Walker’s victory could, in November, spell the end of his wife’s reign as the SecState. Is he bold enough to try to gin up enough votes in exchange for, perhaps…a replacement veep, a la Hillary?

MadisonConservative on May 31, 2012 at 7:06 PM

So why do liberal trolls hate low unemployment, more people getting jobs and a balanced budget?

Electrongod on May 31, 2012 at 7:06 PM

YaY

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Did Clinton wipe your chin that last time you too met?

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Clinton’s a famously good campaigner

Based on WHAT?!?!

winston on May 31, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Meme.

Just like ” Obama’s smart”.

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Actually, here’s something else to ponder. Billy Bob pulls it out. Then, as the Chosen One’s numbers tank approaching the Democratic Convention, Billy Bob points out how a CLINTON saved an election!

GarandFan on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Very likely exactly what Willy Stark the Kingfish Bill is thinking.

By comparison, The One is more likely thinking that Wisconsin is a loss, now and quite possibly in November.

Therefore, if He can tie Bill to a losing campaign, the old Clinton magic takes a major hit, and He is less likely to see pressure to dump Biden in favor of Shrillary this time around. Plus, it reduces the chances of She Who Must Be Obeyed openly challenging Him at the convention. Or being “drafted” to do so by the DNC,which by now is probably sweating 155mm rounds over the polls showing Him way closer to Romney than a sitting POTUS should be.

As is usual in Democratic national politics, there is probably more going on behind the scenes here than in an average Dumas novel. Richelieu had nothing on this bunch in the scheming, lying, conniving, and backstabbing department.

They make Lorenzo di Medici and Cesare Borgia both look like amateurs.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Clinton’s a famously good campaigner

That fundraiser he had in London for his foundation was a disaster, but maybe he assumed the masses will just be thrilled to be in his presence.

Wethal on May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

My take–the Big He is looking out for just himself and Hillary, and is screwing Obama in the process.

National Democrats are staying away from the race because it’s a loser–they want to be able to say “it’s not a referendum on Democrats or Obama, it’s a strictly local race”. Clinton jumping in does not help with that. And at this point, Clinton’s not going to be able to win it for them (if he ever could’ve).

But when Barret loses, Clinton will be able to say to the unions, “Obama abandoned you when it really mattered–but I didn’t. I put my rep on the line for you when the odds were against you, because I’m on your side.” (With the unspoken addendum: “…and Hillary really wanted to be here, too, but her hands are tied because she’s working for Obama, and she never thought he’d be selling you out this way.”)

When Walker wins, it hurts Obama and helps the Clintons. And if Barret somehow wins after all, Clinton gets all the credit, and Obama gets none. Win-win!

shoutingboy on May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Barrett would have much preferred to have John Doe visit the state.

Mr. D on May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Clinton couldn’t care less about Barrett. This is an effort to build capital for his or Hillary’s future aspirations.

AubieJon on May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You owe me a new iPad for that second assumption.

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

You might want to wait until November before you buy your new computer. You’re going to be throwing up on your current one a lot between now and then. Lots of unhappy surprises coming your way . . . .

AZCoyote on May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Clinton’s a famously good campaigner …remember 94.

Rook on May 31, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Make the other side finalize the ‘recount’ total before showing your hands.

This way the Cheaters won’t know how much to make up for.

Sir Napsalot on May 31, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Clinton…isn’t he that skinny little old man with the booze face that has a thing for porn stars? I’m thinking his political influence is on the wane these days.

BettyRuth on May 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Did Clinton wipe your chin that last time you too met?

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:07 PM

He said “You should put some ice on that lip.”

AubieJon on May 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

My guess is Bubba doesn’t have anything better to do.

farsighted on May 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Clinton is here because he owes Barrett. During the impeachment hearings Congressman Barrett was one of the people who fought hardest on the line of “Just because he is a personal failure doesn’t mean he is a failure as a president” hill that not all Democrats were willing to die on.

Link to the then Congressmen’s statements. Bonus points to how his statements for not getting rid of Clinton for policy disagreement is now the only reason that Barrett is running right now- then again Bubba wrote against recalls as well and is here so more of the same from the party of “That was then, this is now” and “I never said that, and even if I said it I never said it.”

Betenoire on May 31, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Well at least Clinton didn’t eat a dog……….;-)……..on second thought he did marry Hillary ……°_°

angrymike on May 31, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Is it possible that in his old age Bill Clinton, after seeing the Dems abandoning ship, decided to show the younguns a thing or two? Short version: is Bill just being cocky in his old age?

MeatHeadinCA on May 31, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Did Clinton wipe your chin that last time you too met?

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:07 PM

He said “You should put some ice on that lip.”

AubieJon on May 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

As he puffed on a cuban.

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM

What worries me is that he must be sufficiently convinced by Barrett’s internal polls showing that this is a winnable race that he’s willing to stake a little of his own political capital on it.

Clinton has nothing to lose, and a lot to gain. Don’t assume too much into the poll numbers. Clinton is not going for any other reason than it’s in his own personal self-interest to go. He won’t be blamed for a loss, but will be seen as doing the best he could to help (especially when everyone knows that an Obama appearance would HURT, not HELP Barrett).

In fact, maybe that’s part of the logic of this — if Clinton shows up with Barrett, it’s a strong signal to depressed Wisconsin Dems that this thing might still be winnable after all. Doesn’t even matter what he says. Just the fact that he’s there is the message.

Right… he sending a message that the Clintons are still important and vital team players for the Demorat party.

Then again, if Barrett’s internal polls are so compelling, why are other top Democrats running away from Wisconsin?

Now you’re talking. They are running away precisely because they have seen Barrett’s internal poll numbers.

So why is Bill rushing in?

1) Ego – he gets to be treated like a hero, even if Barrett ends up losing.

2) Hillary – this is all part of Bill shaping Hillary’s bid to be on the ticket in November. Maybe even on the top of the ticket.

ITguy on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Bill Clinton: “My fellow leftists, do we want to be Greece right here in Wisconsin?”

Crowd of Leftists [most of whom faked sickness to attend]: “Yes, we do!!!”

Lone Voice: “And Europe too!!!!”

Bill Clinton [in weird raspy voice]: “Yeah, that whole New World thing was crazy, wannit?”

Crowd: Laughter!

Bill Clinton: “And do we want huge debts that can never be repaid, no businesses, and just one great big government?”

Crowd of Leftists [roaring]: “Yeeesss!!!”

Bill Clinton: “And are we irresponsible…???”

Crowd of Leftists: “Er…yes!!!!”

Bill Clinton: “And are we insane…?”

Crowd of Leftist grows confused, with no discernible answer.

Bill Clinton: “We don’t have to repay these debts…ever!!!”

Crowd is muted; Union Organizer intervenes: “That’s right…!!!”

And so it goes….

Exit question: Is this a spoof…or is it actually the truth?

Allendundit on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Clinton is just very loyal to his supporters. He campaigned multiple times for Blance Lincoln, for example. Barrett is done.

joana on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

…will this be Clinton’s Waterloo?

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Thought “Waterloo” too. :) Was trying to think of some metaphor for what’s happening there.

“all in”

Even if Walker ends up winning, the closer the Dems can make it on Tuesday, the more Romney will think twice about gambling on the state by spending his own money there.

You might be over-thinking it. This is the high-water line for public sector unionism (apparently the fear, to public sector unionism). Coulter is over there rallying; I think her face is painted blue.

They just can’t lose this, and they’ve lost this.

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

So an impeached purjurer and disbarred attorney is going to turn this around? Yea…h right.

mouell on May 31, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Gee, here I was thinking California had all the porn stars. Who knew?

faol on May 31, 2012 at 7:16 PM

ITguy on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

3) He’s the only one who would go; the “family ties” were strong enough.

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Sir Napsalot on May 31, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Exactly. Gosh, and I sure hope no one forgets again to enter votes, a la the Prosser vs. Kloppenburg brouhaha. That would be a shame.

Christien on May 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM

uhhhhhhhhhhm…obama eats dogs

Slade73 on May 31, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Gonna grope himself up some votes?

EddieC on May 31, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Did Clinton wipe your chin that last time you too met?

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:07 PM
.

He said “You should put some ice on that lip.”

AubieJon on May 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

.
As he puffed on a cuban.

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM

.
Eeewwwww . . . do you know where that cuban’s been?

listens2glenn on May 31, 2012 at 7:20 PM

If a perverted ex lying impeached President turns the tide then its a sorry state of the union

HAGGS99 on May 31, 2012 at 7:21 PM

dude…here’s why you are nervous

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/05/2-teachers-and-busload-of-high-school.html

when the leftist press says ‘ground game’ that is code for Get those BUSES Runnin.

hell, just check a box saying you are older than 18…what could be simpler…it is a Ground Game

so, yeah, let’s all be nervous…Walker will have to have a good lead just to beat the fraud

r keller on May 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I don’t think this is anything more than the Dems turning to their last best hope for mankind, the first black President, because the 0 is so toxic.

txhsmom on May 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Exactly. Gosh, and I sure hope no one forgets again to enter votes, a la the Prosser vs. Kloppenburg brouhaha. That would be a shame.

Christien on May 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM

That wasn’t intentional, the county clerk Kathy Nickolaus screwed up (and there was a pattern there) and so she (supposedly) isn’t handling elections anymore. Brookfield still had issues during the last election though…

Betenoire on May 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Clinton is out of office and has no capital to expend or lose. If his guy goes down, it won’t matter a whit to him. Clinton ads nothing in my opinion.

Quartermaster on May 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Bill Clinton headed to Wisconsin to campaign against Scott Walker

Glad to hear it. His presence will help keep up pro-Walker turnout.

minnesoter on May 31, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Brooklyn Lee and Tasha Reign sightings can’t be far off.

Slick is building up chits for 2016, when Hillary challenges President Mittney. That’s all.

MTF on May 31, 2012 at 7:24 PM

The sight of boobs makes Allah nervous. God, he is such a little girl.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

For a minute there I wasn’t certain you were talking about Allapundit, or that moon-god from the Religion of Perpetual Outrage™

CapnObvious on May 31, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I hear Bill is fond of sex.

the new aesthetic on May 31, 2012 at 7:26 PM

So, I think this is a sign Clinton is willing to go to the mat for Obama.

ButterflyDragon on May 31, 2012 at 7:27 PM

OT

“Join Ed and Allahpundit on Facebook!”

/facepalm

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 7:27 PM

What election has Bill Clinton had a positive effect on lately? I can’t think of any. He’s just being a good partisan soldier, that’s all. He will have zero effect on the outcome.

OxyCon on May 31, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Clinton must have figured out some perverse angle to make it seem like he is campaigning for Barrett, but really campaigning against Obama.

Clinton is smart and really tricky. Clinton won’t say Obama sucks and jobs, energy and the economy — but that is what he will imply in his support of Barrett.

KenInIL on May 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

r keller on May 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, for all attempts at fraud to be exposed, prevented, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced.

ITguy on May 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

What worries me is that he must be sufficiently convinced by Barrett’s internal polls showing that this is a winnable race that he’s willing to stake a little of his own political capital on it.

Allah

The unions wanted Barry, he won’t go. Biden wants to, but Team 0 said “no way in hell”.

Unions call Bill, who realizes he’s got nothing to lose and garners credit with Labor for showing up.

Bill then tells Team 0 he’ll take the bullet on Wisconsin for the “tax the middle class” fiasco.

This way, Team 0 keeps an arms length, Labor makes the race closer, maybe taking the Lt Gov slot, and Bill is back in the news cycle foe non-porn related news.

Everybody Wins. Except Barret.

Then again…maybe he just want an excuse to meet Kleefisch.

budfox on May 31, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Dude, you’re always nervous. It’s a wonder you have any hands left at all as much as you wring ‘em. Chill out dude and grab a Big Gulp…er, er a Frappamocchino or something.

Oldnuke on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

EXACTLY…

leftnomore on May 31, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, for all attempts at fraud to be exposed, prevented, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced.

ITguy on May 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Dude. If Our Lord approves that request, the Dems will never win another election outside of SF, LA, NYC, and DC.

Was that what you were getting at?

fiatboomer on May 31, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Has it ever occurred to Some of Us that Clinton is no Svengali any more? His appeal to the center was that he “balanced the budget.” Guess what– so has Walker. Clinton has no magic outside of that predictable hard-core Dem base… his days passed long ago.

leftnomore on May 31, 2012 at 7:34 PM

YaY

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Did Clinton wipe your chin that last time you too met?

CW on May 31, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Since he lives in NYC, that’s the only Big Gulp he’s going to get.

CurtZHP on May 31, 2012 at 7:35 PM

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