Clinton: Let’s stop attacking Romney’s “sterling business career,” mm-kay?

posted at 9:21 am on June 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I know that Barack Obama wants Bill Clinton to act as a campaign surrogate, but perhaps he should consider hiring him as his campaign manager instead.  President #42 gave some good advice and a little bit of political wisdom last night in suggesting that the Obama campaign stop talking about Mitt Romney’s “sterling business career” and, er, move on to what Team Obama’s agenda for a second term might be:

So I don’t think that we ought to get in the position where we say this is bad work, this is good work. I think, however, the real issue ought to be what has Governor Romney advocated in the campaign that he will do as president? What has President Obama done and what does he propose to do? How do these things stack up against each other, that’s the most relevant thing. There’s no question that in terms of getting up and going to the office, and you know, basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.

The “sterling business career” remark will sting Team O, but it’s an accurate reflection of what most voters will believe, especially in this economy.  Why would Team O want to get into a debate over qualifications for the office is a mystery in and of itself, one which apparently has Clinton stumped, too.  Not only are the attacks alienating allies on Wall Street that Obama desperately needs with Romney in the race, the constant Bain references reminds people of Romney’s deep background on economics, and leaves an opening for attacks on Obama’s public-equity record.

So why does Team O insist on continuing those attacks? Clinton more or less says why when he asks, “What has President Obama done and what does he propose to do? “  So far, Obama hasn’t laid out a second-term agenda at all; in fact, he and his team still haven’t even figured out a theme, even after more than a year of campaigning.  Obama has to distract voters from the fact that he’s offered no vision at all.

Addendum: Does this sound like a man who would want his wife to hitch her wagon to Obama’s star and join the ticket as a running mate?  Er … not really.


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I.LOVE.BILL…

OmahaConservative on June 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM

…so when is BJ going to be taken to the woodshed?

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM

What has President Obama done and what does he propose to do?

Uhh….this is exactly why TFGP has to attack Romney over stupid little things like dogs on the roof.

Bishop on June 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Too late there, BJ..

Obama has chosen his path….
and stickin’ to it….

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Bill Clinton – the only President to have gotten more blow than Obama.

Archivarix on June 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Bill “third way” Clinton. He’s doing his best to stay relevant, and this can’t be making Obama happy.

Aardvark on June 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Does this sound like a man who would want his wife to hitch her wagon to Obama’s star and join the ticket as a running mate?

No. It sounds more like a man hoping to sabotage Obama and set his wife up for a run in 2016….

PSConservative on June 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Bill Clinton – the only President to have gotten more blow than Obama.

Archivarix on June 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM

But at least Bill didn’t inhale..

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Heh

cmsinaz on June 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I would be willing to bet that Big Bill will be voting for Romney in November.

rightwingcollegeprof on June 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Obama’s campaign is teetering. Rubber legs street.

forest on June 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

…these campaign strategists that were the smartest most competent people in the history of the world in 2008…are they the same folks getting b!tch slapped at every turn now?
Tells you either how bad the McCan’t campaign was…or how bloody the knees were for the MSM when it came to JugEars!

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Obama’s enemy list just keep getting longer…

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Bill Clinton – the only President to have gotten more blow than Obama.

Archivarix on June 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM
But at least Bill didn’t inhale..

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM

…Monica?

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Hehe.

Obama is target practice for the Clinton’s.

Dem on Dem pron. Love it.

so-notbuyingit on June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Obama is done, Bill is doing this to try and save his party. The Dems are jumping ship.

The House and Cry-baby Boehner better be on guard to prevent any slimey last minute attempts by the Dems. I do not want to see that man on TV tear jerking, I want him behind the scenes obstructing EVERYTHING! Lame-Duck this SOB until Nov!

cajun carrot on June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Obama hasn’t laid out a second-term agenda at all; in fact, he and his team still haven’t even figured out a theme, even after more than a year of campaigning.

Well the unspoken theme is basically “Bush’s Fault”

Go RBNY on June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

What does Slick think of today’s “dire” job report, with “far fewer than expected new jobs” that raises “questions about the recovery”? Adjectives flying everywhere, as the propaganda machine struggles to explain why the Democrats shouldn’t be forced into unemployment like the rest of America. Well, Willie, what do you think of the fine mess we are in?

MTF on June 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Clinton slips it in again. Deadly with a knife, that Bill.

BHO Jonestown on June 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Mitt Romney: Fiscal hero

Notorious GOP on June 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM

David Gregory insisted on “Morning Joe” this morning that the Obama campaign people don’t see this as getting into the specifics of who’s more qualified; he says that the campaign people think of it as a winning strategy, geared to working-class whites that tells them that Romney has no clue as to what their lives are like.

Morning Joe was not at all convinced.

lizzieillinois on June 1, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Rats always jump ship before it goes down

Conservative4ev on June 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM

…Monica?

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

The cigar…

Smokin!

*yah..I am being weird…:)

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Addendum: Does this sound like a man who would want his wife to hitch her wagon to Obama’s star and join the ticket as a running mate? Er … not really.

Well if you believe Ed Klein’s The Amateur, Bubba wanted Hillary to REPLACE Obama on the ticket, not join him. BTW, that’s a great book. I got through it in less than 2 days and I am not a speed reader by any stretch of the imagination. Moochelle and Ratface Jarrett come off looking really bad in it.

Doughboy on June 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Obama and the DNC have basically abandoned the Wisconsin recall election, but Bill Clinton is riding in on his white horse to make an attempt to salvage something there, it may be too late for that, but I don’t think Bill Clinton cares. Like Obama, Clinton is a narcissist and is doing that and going on the record criticizing Obama here to make himself look good and protect his legacy. Sure, he’s probably running interference for his wife for a 2016 run, as well. There is a long game here. Everyone talks about how Barry’s 2008 team was invincible, but those guys are pikers compared to Bill Clinton’s political machine.

Corporal Tunnel on June 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Tells you either how bad the McCan’t campaign was…or how bloody the knees were for the MSM when it came to JugEars!

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM

If it’s a multiple choice answer you’re looking for, I choose – both.

Flora Duh on June 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

geared to working-class whites that tells them that Romney has no clue as to what their lives are like.

Whereas Obama does?

Try and sell that one. Just try.

NoDonkey on June 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Nice to see Bubba out there throwing Urkel “The Amateur” an anchor :)

Sure Obama has a plan for his 2nd term.

Drudge: Told donors he’s gonna “redo” healthcare.

Redo? Really? I thought we needed to “pass it to know what’s in it”, right Nanzi?

Guess they’re expecting a shellacking by SCOTUS?

Don’t worry Urkel, you’ll be getting a second term right after Carter gets one.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Bubba may be a lot of things, but he’s no dummy.

Good Lt on June 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Bill…ya gotta love him…always setting his wife up, and subtly pulling the rug out from under Obama.
Bill smells blood, but he is patient…death by a thousands cuts? How about death by a thousand jabs?

right2bright on June 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

What a frekin’ waste of 3.5 years…
Life is too short to fluck around with the likes of Obama…

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Everyone talks about how Barry’s 2008 team was invincible, but those guys are pikers compared to Bill Clinton’s political machine.

Corporal Tunnel on June 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

If that is true, then why don’t we have the First Woman President in history sitting in the oval office instead of the boy king?

Unless – that ridiculous rumor I read a few months ago was true.

Flora Duh on June 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

David Gregory insisted on “Morning Joe” this morning that the Obama campaign people don’t see this as getting into the specifics of who’s more qualified; he says that the campaign people think of it as a winning strategy, geared to working-class whites that tells them that Romney has no clue as to what their lives are like.

Morning Joe was not at all convinced.

lizzieillinois on June 1, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Give me a break. Obama has no case to make to working class whites. In fact, his campaign has all but officially abandoned them. He’s targeting minorities, moochers, college kids, hardcore leftists, and gays. Problem there is those groups are way too small in numbers to win him reelection.

Doughboy on June 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

So a guy that proudly grew up in america, participted in the american dream, learned to lead in private business and as the CEO of a major state, and raised 5 children with a lovely wife has no idea what my life is like but a guy that grew up in indonesia and hawaii went to a madrassa in his formative year, was a pothead drug using anti american in his high school and college years and sat in reverand wrights church for 20 years does? Thanks for clearing that up David Gregory.

ldbgcoleman on June 1, 2012 at 9:43 AM

If that is true, then why don’t we have the First Woman President in history sitting in the oval office instead of the boy king?

Unless – that ridiculous rumor I read a few months ago was true.

Flora Duh on June 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

A good point. Obama rigged the caucuses and rode the wave. He did so much damage doing it, though that he had to hire Hillary as SOS or it would have cost him the general, especially in regards to the PUMA’s that were supporting Hillary. Quite a few womyn were pissed, because the Unicorn Prince ran a very misogynistic campaign.

Bill Clinton hasn’t forgotten this. While the Won is ignoring the local races, he’s rebuilding alliances. When the donks abandon Obama, where else are the going to go?

Corporal Tunnel on June 1, 2012 at 9:46 AM

and, er, move on to what Team Obama’s agenda for a second term might be:

Barry tells people what is on his agenda for a second term, he’ll never win re-election.

GarandFan on June 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM

So far, Obama hasn’t laid out a second-term agenda at all; in fact, he and his team still haven’t even figured out a theme,

While this criticism is true, it puts the cart before the horse. Over many years in advertising, I’ve written more than my share of theme lines for clients, and the easiest, most effective ones are based on some salient feature, attribute or benefit of the product or service. Once you have that, and have defined it, you can write page after page of theme lines and variations, coming up with one or more winners in the marketplace.

So the Obama campaign’s problem isn’t that they haven’t been able to figure out a theme, but that there’s nothing substantive – no agenda, if you will – for them to base one on. This reflects the way his administration has functioned, with an emphasis on appearance and a total neglect of substance.

You can’t do good theme lines when there’s no there there.

bgoldman on June 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Obama is done, Bill is doing this to try and save his party. The Dems are jumping ship.

cajun carrot on June 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

This is it exactly, Bill isn’t trying to help Obama, he is trying to save the democrat party. Bill Clinton is a Democrat politician all the way to the bone. Anyone who thinks that Bill has forgotten the treatment that Hillary received at the hands of Barack Obama in 2007 has never paid any attention to what kind of man Bill Clinton is. Bill Clinton will do everything in his power to save his democrat party, but sooner or later he is going to get his revenge on Barack Obama. Like the final scene in “Gladiator” Bill is going to embrace Barack and stick a poisoned knife in his back just before sending him out in the arena to face Mitt Romney.

SWalker on June 1, 2012 at 9:51 AM

So far, Obama hasn’t laid out a second-term agenda at all

He hasn’t even laid out an agenda for the second half of his first term (and only term, I hope). He’s been phoning it in ever since the 2010 midterms. Heck, all they’ve got to go on is Geithner’s lame admission that “We don’t have any plans. We just don’t like yours.”

jwolf on June 1, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Ahh, I think somebody wants to stay the only elected two-term Democrat President since FDR…

Valkyriepundit on June 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM

…(I was thinking Monica inhaled too!)

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Does Hillary have a better shot in 2016 running against Pres. Romney or coming off 8 years of Democrat presidency and Obamanomics?

Clinton always has a motive.

kevinkristy on June 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Super Mitt- Rhetorically proximate Fiscal Hero

FlaMurph on June 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Barry tells people what is on his agenda for a second term, he’ll never win re-election.

GarandFan on June 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Exactly. Americans not good with being a 3rd world banana republic.

LetsBfrank on June 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

can’t do hope and change for a second time….. how about: scorn and shame?

maineconservative on June 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM

He is so voting for Romney.

msupertas on June 1, 2012 at 9:57 AM

…(I was thinking Monica inhaled too!)

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Afterward….
They all lit up…

Electrongod on June 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM

This was a deliberate snub by BJ – otherwise he would have kept it private.

“Sterling” eh, Bill?

CorporatePiggy on June 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM

“Dammit, Billy Jeff, either stick to the script or just shut up!” – BHØ

ExpressoBold on June 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Have a cigar Bill!!!

rubberneck on June 1, 2012 at 10:07 AM

KOOLAID2
Behave………….;-)

angrymike on June 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Imagine that – a Dem with a bit of a clue…..
Actually Bubba was far more politically astute than Obummer – but then that’s not hard to do. When voters turned Congress to Republican control, Bubba at least veered a bit to the right to try to work with them. Unfortunately W veered left under comparable circumstances. But Obummer is holding his hard left course straight off the cliff.

dentarthurdent on June 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Not very well – considering the condition of the dress…..
Sorry all – just couldn’t stop myself.

dentarthurdent on June 1, 2012 at 10:13 AM

…these campaign strategists that were the smartest most competent people in the history of the world in 2008…are they the same folks getting b!tch slapped at every turn now?

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM

They only know how to run campaigns where Obama is the challenger. This whole reelection thingy is a new experience. They simply do not know what to do when the crowd doesn’t swoon and chant O-Bam-A.

Happy Nomad on June 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM

…so when is BJ going to be taken to the woodshed?

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Think Jarrett will rip Bill a new one as she did the unnamed US Senator in this week’s Insider Report?

Is there any doubt that Jarrett has copies of the FBI files on those in Congress, Craig Livingstone-style? There’s nothing these people won’t do to stay in power.

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Hillary would have joined the ticket in 2008, but Mooch and Jarrett vetoed the idea. Now it’s way too late, the Clintons see what a dismal failure little Bammie is, and want no part of it.

It’s too late for 2012. The Clintons will now do what it takes to maximize Hillary’s chances in 2016. Nothing else matters.

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM

like Dick Morris said, its not a good sign for the good ship Hopeandchange when they shoot themselves in the foot with the silver bullet (Bain) that is supposed to take care of Romney.

exceller on June 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

…so when is BJ going to be taken to the woodshed?

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Very unlikey, Bill is the Putin of the Democrats.

cajun carrot on June 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I don’t see Hillary running in 2016, I just can’t see it.
She’ll be too old and irrelevant and rich. not a chance.
No the democrats will not have another real shot at it until 2020, after Romneys second term.

exceller on June 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

geared to working-class whites that tells them that Romney has no clue as to what their lives are like.

And Obama does? LOL.

Right Mover on June 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Moochelle and Ratface Jarrett come off looking really bad in it.

When do they ever look good?

Right Mover on June 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM

why don’t we have the First Woman President in history sitting in the oval office instead of the boy king?

But, we do. President Jarrett.

Right Mover on June 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Why has Bill Clinton suddenly re-appeared to help Obama????
Is a Hillary as VP 2012 going to happen???
Is Joe sick???

albill on June 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Ole Slick had an incredible chance to garner MY respect when he CHOSE to LIE while POTUS

That being said ole Slick is many things but he aint no FOOL…………………

Katfish on June 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Clinton will do what it takes to try to help Dems win, including Obama…

But he won’t stay on the deck of a sinking ship. You can bet he & Hillary will have a life raft set up, and will have no qualms drifting away while the S.S. Obama sinks in their wake.

I think Clinton’s most highly developed skills are in seeking power, ego gratification, and self-preservation. If the Obama administration (continues to) get in the way of those goals- fuggedaboutit.

cs89 on June 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Awww, looks like Bubba will never forgive 0 and I am perfectly ok with it : )…as long as he keeps slappimg Barry
‘s overinflated ego (even indirectly) like he did on CNN…the best prezy evah must be a bit ticked off now that even BUbba is ‘scolding’ him..

jimver on June 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I don’t see Hillary running in 2016, I just can’t see it.
She’ll be too old and irrelevant and rich. not a chance.

exceller on June 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

…she’s getting uglier too!…she’s starting to look like DWS with better hair!…What is it with these women from the Democratic party?…they come in rather plain or homely…AND THEN GET UGLY as time passes…

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 11:03 AM

So Bill Clinton is SUPPOSED to be carrying Obama’s water?! ROFLMAO!!

When are the Democrats going to get Clinton, and just lock min up in his Presidential Library? “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce,” is an apt description of being a Clinton, specifically Bill.

Jurisprudence on June 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Why has Bill Clinton suddenly re-appeared to help Obama????
Is a Hillary as VP 2012 going to happen???
Is Joe sick???

albill on June 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Is he really helping him? I didn’t see that in that CNN bit..I know they are deploying hin in WIsconsin, since 0 doesn’t want to be seen there with the losing side, but that’s just local elections…

jimver on June 1, 2012 at 11:07 AM

…she’s getting uglier too!…she’s starting to look like DWS with better hair!…What is it with these women from the Democratic party?…they come in rather plain or homely…AND THEN GET UGLY as time passes…

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 11:03 AM

It’s not like she was even decent looking evah :)…

jimver on June 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Obama has accomplished one thing I thought impossible.

He’s made me miss Bill Clinton as President.

Reggie1971 on June 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

The video reminds of why I liked Bill Clinton when he was president. He is a smart and sensible man, if quite a bit misguided on economic and foreign policy. I know we complain here all the time about the Democratic strategy of saying that past Republicans weren’t as crazy as current Republicans. Still, I want to say that I can’t imagine Obama being as sensible as Bill Clinton. Obama seems to me to be more of a demagogue than a careful thinker.

We should never forget when thinking about Bill Clinton that it was his economic policy regarding the mortgage industry that lead to the economic disaster of 2008.

thuja on June 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Without question, Billy Jeff is every bit the self-interested narcissist as is Obama. The difference is in awareness of surroundings. Bill can see where the boundaries of reality and fantasy lie, and makes sure to project an image fitting to the expectations of those around him. In other words, he is politically astute. The O has none of this talent, leaving his ego-centrism on full display to any who pay attention.

Bill fought, scraped and murdered his way to the highest office in the land, and he understood the effort required, and that more people than just himself were involved. The O was handed everything all the way up the political ladder, and believes he did it alone.

And just to be clear, Clinton is a despicable creature, and I am no fan.

Freelancer on June 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Wonder what Axelrod thinks of Clinton completely scotching Obama’s only halfway and seemingly “substantive” line of attack against Romney. Wonder if Clinton cares.

de rigueur on June 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

If that is true, then why don’t we have the First Woman President in history sitting in the oval office instead of the boy king?

Unless – that ridiculous rumor I read a few months ago was true.

Flora Duh on June 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

But, we do. President Jarrett.

Right Mover on June 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I have to wonder if Jarrett is little Bammie’s master controller. Someone has to be in charge of this massive conjob that’s been passed off on the American nation. Ayers seems too detached, Ayers’s father has passed, he seems on the outs with the Daleys. Who else could be working the strings? Is she that lethally smart?

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

“What has President Obama done and what does he propose to do? “

Answer: Advance himself and advance himself further.

stukinIL4now on June 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Clinton also said:

And I like [Donald Trump]. And I love playing golf with him. But the evidence is pretty clear that President Obama was born in Hawaii and this whole election should not be about any of these side issues. It really ought to be about the decisions that each of them will make on where we are and where we need to go. That’s — and it’s a serious time. So I’d like to see the election turn back to that.

In other words, “it’s about the economy stupid.” I think Hillary is an extreme longshot for presidential politics. The Clintons don’t need any more motivation than payback.

Fenris on June 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

The smarter Dems are just setting up their narrative for after The Dog Eater loses. He ran a bad campaign you see. It was nothing to do with the issues where obviously the people are in 100% agreement with Dem big government policies.

edshepp on June 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Without question, Billy Jeff is every bit the self-interested narcissist as is Obama. The difference is in awareness of surroundings. Bill can see where the boundaries of reality and fantasy lie, and makes sure to project an image fitting to the expectations of those around him. In other words, he is politically astute. The O has none of this talent, leaving his ego-centrism on full display to any who pay attention.

Freelancer on June 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Excellent, excellent, excellent analysis.

The most succinct explanation of why Clinton recovered from 1994, but Obama will probably not recover from 2010.

BocaJuniors on June 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM

If you read just the text of these remarks and were told they were made by a Romney surrogate rather than Clinton, I think you’d believe it.

Team Obama can’t be signing off on this stuff. Clinton is going rogue for reasons of his own, as per usual.

Missy on June 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Bill and Hillary Clinton should be in prison for crimes against humanity for what they did to their fellow citizens at Waco, TX, on April 19, 1993. The Waco Massacre and church burning (it was a church, not a “compound”), was the most brutal, heinous violation of civil, human and Constitutional rights in this nation’s history. Innocent men, women and children were attacked with tanks, poison gas (CS gas turns to cyanide when heated) and burned alive. Those who ran from the church were machine-gunned as documented in the movie “Waco, The Rules of Engagement.” If you doubt how bad this was consider that you never hear the left stream media talk about it. They want it erased from history but this memorial site will remain forever: http://www.wizardsofaz.com/waco/waco2.html
And if that weren’t bad enough, Clinton’s thugs then stuck a machine gun in the face of a 5 year old boy and sent him to the communist gulag known as Cuba: http://www.therealcuba.com/elian_gonzalez.htm
Let’s hope Clinton isn’t teaching President Prompter too many of his old tricks!

devan95 on June 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Perhaps Bill prefers that he and Hillary run against President Romney in 2016 than some other Republican culled from a more formidable field. Besides, after four more years of Obama any Democrat might prove unelectable.

Blacklake on June 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Romney record: Sterling
Obama record: Pyrite

Christien on June 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Bubba (and Hillary) are playing long ball with hope to salvage a future for the Democratic Party (and maybe Chelsea). He gets it about Obama and the Chicago cabal presently running the country and party, those pied pipers of “HopenChange”, they do not understand wealth creation.

The Clintons and their adherents want the country to remember there is a sane wing of the party which looks up at the trees and notices leaves, and does not hallucinate money (maybe because Bill did not inhale).

Obama for America is clueless. Obama is clueless. Clinton, to his credit, at least has a clue.

exdeadhead on June 1, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I wonder if the Wayback Machine has anyone lauding Obama’s business experience…or executive experience….or work experience…or legislative experience…or any kind of experience?

/s

Resist We Much on June 1, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Ed:

I know that Barack Obama wants Bill Clinton to act as a campaign surrogate, but perhaps he should consider hiring him as his campaign manager instead.

LOL! Oddly enough, Clinton somehow “manages” to highlight Obama’s weaknesses at every turn. I doubt that anything could please him more than the prospect of post-election interviews in which he will opine on why Obama lost. Let’s hope that dream comes true.

JM Hanes on June 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Bill “third way” Clinton. He’s doing his best to stay relevant, and this can’t be making Obama happy.

Aardvark on June 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM

If it was a choice between Bill Clinton and Obama, Obama wouldn’t stand a chance.

Gladtobehere on June 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

How did this story on pull 87 comments?

rndmusrnm on June 1, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Democrats in Disarray.

Delicious.

Tim_CA on June 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I wonder if Axelrod has the balls to try and set Clinton strait.

rubberneck on June 1, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Bill is trying to the protect the Dem brand and legacy…not for HIllary’s benefit but Chelsea’s…

txmomof6 on June 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM

The problem Romney has is that Obama can talk about Romney’s lackluster record in Massachusetts.

The problem Obama has is that Romney can talk about Obama’s atrocious record here and now.

Honestly, it’s a waste of time to talk about Romney’s business record.

tom on June 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Clinton certainly has his faults, but he has more political talent in his pinkie finger than the entire Obama campaign staff.

acasilaco on June 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Even if he ends up in effect endorsing Romney, the question I have is why is this man constantly campaigning and making media appearances? What the heck is going on–if Bush father and son remain retired, and Carter largely does, though not enough, why is the second president in US history to be impeached by Congress constantly talking in public? Doesn’t he have a “fine and upstanding” presidential library to attend to?

I’m not aware of former Prime Ministers being constantly visible either. Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher–they make an occasional appearance, but they don’t still try to campaign and influence public opinion, that is, to the best of my knowledge, and certainly I think no former leader gets into what Bill Clinton is trying to do.

So, rather than evaluating what he actually says or doesn’t say, wouldn’t it be best to let him know that his time has come and gone, and could he please follow established and respectable precedent and vacate the stage now?

Allendundit on June 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM

What has President Obama done and what does he propose to do?

We have to vote for the second term…. so we know what’s in it.

Sounds familiar.

taternuggets on June 1, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Amazing, in one breath Clinton is praising Romney and in the next he is attacking Gov. Walker. More proof that liberalism is a mental disease. And don’t forget the unbiased liberal media standing by smiling like the fools they are.

savage24 on June 1, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Bubba gave Obama a good shiv in the back after Obama has been trumpeting that the election is going to be about Bain.

jqc1970 on June 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM

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