At a campaign rally for President Barack Obama yesterday in Virginia, former President Bill Clinton talked about bringing "this country together" and crossing "all of its diversity." Then, Clinton added this:
Earlier today at an Obama rally in Chesapeake, Virginia, former President Bill Clinton said that American can't export Jeeps to China:
"They used to produce Jeeps in China and they were about to go broke so they had to quit," Clinton said. "You can’t make a Jeep in America and send it to China – it weighs too much, it costs too much to send over there. All they are going to do is reopen their operations there and try to sell Jeeps there too. We’re doing fine here."
In an interview this morning on CBS, former President Bill Clinton wildly accused Republicans of working to disenfranchise minorities, immigrants, and young voters. "And they have worked hard at this," Clinton said of these supposed Republican efforts.
At a campaign event in Florida today, President Obama joked that he's considering former president Bill Clinton for "secretary of explaining stuff." The apparent compliment comes days after Clinton's well received performance at the Democratic convention in Charlotte.
Bill Clinton, who rode a recession into office and left the scene just before another one began, knows something about the blame game. Addressing the Democratic convention on Wednesday night, he made a full-throated effort to defend the Obama presidency by putting it in the context of past Republican failure.
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants last night, in the first game of the NFL season. Like many millions of fans, I chose to watch the game instead of former President Clinton's speech. Having seen plenty of Clinton speeches, I knew his moves and was pretty confident that Tony Romo and Eli Manning would put on a better show than this:
Many conservative commentators saw in Bill Clinton’s speech an overly long, rambling, charming, endorsement of Barack Obama, a bit too wonky, and probably successful, if at all, only in assuring some wavering voters to stick with their 2008 decision and renew President Obama’s contract with America.