It seems like Bill Clinton has been doing more harm than good recently for the Obama campaign. Between the positive comments about Mitt Romney’s business record and constantly reminding everyone of the country’s economic success during his administration, Clinton isn’t doing President Obama any favors.
His behavior would indicate that the former president has his own agenda that Glenn characterizes as cowardice. But what is the motivation behind Clinton’s take down of the President?
“I want you to show you something else,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “A typical coward and that is Bill Clinton. Here's what he said yesterday after he went on his apology tour.”
BILL CLINTON: Median income after inflation is lower than it was when I left office.
Lately, anytime Clinton has attempted to walk back comment, he ends up saying something else that requires clarifying, and this comment comes off as just another slam to President Obama. Just a few months into the re-election campaign there already seems to be no love lost between these two men.
“Why is he [Clinton] doing that,” Glenn asked. “Look at who this guy is. And he wasn't talking to the right. He was talking to the left – the people who speak the language of radical revolutionaries. That's who he was talking to. Come on, because he's not a radical revolutionary. He may be a big government guy, but he's not a radical revolutionary.”
It is also important to keep in mind Clinton’s personal motivations in this race. The next four years are going to be extremely difficult, and the President, whether it is Romney or Obama, will probably not emerge unscathed. Considering Clinton’s political prowess, chances are he sees this as an opening and is going to try to capitalize.
“Whoever it is next, they're not going to be popular,” Glenn predicted. “And I think Bill Clinton is playing the odds that this next President is not going to be popular.”
If Barack Obama is re-elected, there is virtually no chance a Democrat will win the 2016 election, meaning there is no chance Hillary Clinton can be president. But if Mitt Romney wins and tough decisions need to be made and his popularity fades, the 2016 election will be ripe and ready for a Clinton resurgence.
Tough times are ahead – President Obama knows it, Romney knows it, Clinton knows it – and rather than coming out with workably solutions, Clinton continues to publically talk about the past, while privately plotting out his and Hillary’s future.
“That's what I think Bill Clinton is doing,” Glenn concluded. “And he's not willing to say that. So instead he's becoming this passive aggressive coward.”