Bill Clinton Just Keeps Getting More Awesome

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Billary, Hillary, McCain, Polls, Republicans

Gotta love this down home folksy political wisdom for Billary…

“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?”

Umm….what are you trying to say Bill?

“This has nothing to do with what’s going on now.”

Ahhhhh, glad you pointed that out. See, because I thought you were talking about Obama and McCain. But if you weren’t, then cool. I see now, you were just playing a fun little logic game that just so happened to parallel what voters may be thinking about the current Democratic and Republican candidates. Cool. Got ya.

Anyway, I’ve got a scenario for you Bill. Try this one on for size…

Let’s say you’ve got this former President, let’s call him Former President B. And he’s acting as a surrogate for his wife, let’s call her Candidate H, during her campaign to win the White House. The only problem is her rival, Candidate O, has out-messaged and out-organized her at every turn. What to do? Well, if you’re Former President B, you go to work trying to frame Candidate O as somebody who won’t be able to get anything done. You even go so far as to suggest that Candidate O’s candidacy is only succeeding in certain locales because of his race. Other contests throughout the election prove this to be a false assertion, but if you’re President B and you desperately want to get back into the White House on Candidate H’s coattails so you can be sort of a shadow President, you’d pretty much have your campaign do or say anything, right? Like talking about Candidate O’s drug use as a teen, or leaking pictures of Candidate O in weird, foreign outfits or releasing videos of Candidate O’s pastor saying crazy stuff.

Silly thing, though, all of these gambits fall short and Candidate H fails in her bid to win the nomination for her party. What to do? Well, if you’re Former President B, do you think something as silly as not winning will stop you? Pffft. Puh-leez. No, you’ll try to systematically make it hard for Candidate O to get a foothold with Candidate H’s voters because you know that if Candidate O fails to win the Presidency, well, Candidate H can start running for President next time around.

Sound familiar? No? Well it shouldn’t, because it was just a scenario. Doesn’t have anything to do with what has gone on in 2008. I’m just putting it out there because it would be REALLY sad and pathetic if something like that were to happen. I mean, who would respect Former President B after doing that stuff? I know I wouldn’t.

Okay, enough of that fun…

By the way, Candidate X? Really? Do you think you could have picked ANY other letter than one associated with a famous militant black leader?

Thanks for being awesome Bill.


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6 Responses to “Bill Clinton Just Keeps Getting More Awesome”

  1. Foreclosure Doctor Online Says:

    Funny post! Although the democrats have some issues, I really do think that if elected they will definitely be able to do some change, especially on issues like the housing crisis, unlike the democrats that are still scratching their heads!

  2. ExiledIndependent Says:

    See, I read his comparison as one between Barack and Hillary, not Obama/McCain. But, in a strange reversal, I feel Bill’s pain, actually….

  3. pico Says:

    I can’t understand Bill and the HRC supporters that refuse to support Obama. If Obama loses, do they really think they can get a majority of Democrats to forgive them for this behavior and hand them the nomination? Or that the black community will forget and forgive that they prevented the what would have been the first black president from getting elected? My guess is they’ll hang on to a bit less than half of her original supporters–the same types that are members of the PUMA cabal–and the anti-Hillary vote will be stronger than ever.

    Wouldn’t the smarter play be to get Obama elected and wait till 2016? Biden would most likely be too old by then at 73, and HRC could just squeak in at 68. All the disgusting tactics and abhorrent behavior from this election will be both forgotten and forgiven, giving HRC her best shot at the white house. Granted predicting the political climate 8 years from now is asinine, and it may not be very hospitable for her, but it would HAVE to be better than the alternative.

  4. Avinash_Tyagi Says:

    I’m starting to think that Bill doesn’t want Hillary to ever become president, coments like this are going to make them look responsible if Obama loses.

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  6. Rich Says:

    “You even go so far as to suggest that Candidate O’s candidacy is only succeeding in certain locales because of his race.”
    *******
    You mean, as opposed to Candidate H’s candidacy only succeeding in certian demographics because of her gender??? LOL!! And you all assert that the Conservative citizens in this country are racist and sexist!! “Progressives” are the main ones who pay attention to a person’s appearance – while most Conservatives pay attention to what really matters…a person’s values, achievements, abilities and convictions.
    *******
    Candidate O’s a flawed candidate – more so than Hillary – and the media’s oogling over the Second Coming cannot save him. The MSM has been questioning why he is not in a double-digit lead in the polls. Why would they be wondering that? Maybe because they’ve pulled out all of the stops for him and are hiding his flaws? It’s certainly not because of the vast majority of voters that are compelled to endorse the “changes” he is “hoping” to bring about. If it were, he WOULD be leading in the polls in a way the MSM thinks he SHOULD be.

    Hell, he barely drug himself across the finish line in the DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY!! And he’s supposed to win a general election by a landslide? The MSM is a friggin’ joke.

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