Bill Clinton's common touch

  • Article by: Doyle McManus , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: September 7, 2012 - 7:31 PM

Obama wasn't asking Clinton to testify about his personal character. The president needed Clinton to vouch for his political character.

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cks1950Sep. 5, 12 3:39 PM

A part of what the author describes as Clinton's "common touch" is his ablity to work with the other side. That's a invaluable quality that President "elections have concequences" doesn't have & doesn't get.

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lesr6214Sep. 5, 12 6:28 PM

cks1950...really, you do remember the Republican leadership saying that their "Number One Goal" was to make Obama a one term President right? It does take two to tango.

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dentesterSep. 5, 12 6:44 PM

Makes sense really. The party that just took any mention of God out of their platform has as their hero and titular head an accused rapist and serial sexual predator who was impeached and disbarred for lying in federal court at his sexual harrassment trial and forced to pay $750,000 to the defendant.

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noggnbloggnSep. 5, 12 9:04 PM

The best the Dems can offer up is a disgraced former President? The common touch is a touch that nearly got him removed from office. Short memories, everyone.

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LiberalOne46Sep. 5, 1210:22 PM

To their credit republicans, boot people with this type of character flaws.

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sunnyboySep. 5, 1210:59 PM

A man with no moral character getting a standing ovation - sad times.

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pumiceSep. 5, 1211:03 PM

Dems' Big Dawg left the R's marathoning chihuahua in the dust in Charlotte!

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sjhuotSep. 5, 1211:16 PM

Yeah, Bill has "character problems." How many Republicans have them? How many past Republican "heroes" have had similar problems? I wish the Repubs would stop pretending that somehow they ar morally superior. Newt, Larry Craig, Dick Nixon, Spiro Agnew, the whole Amy Koch issue in Minnesota, you name it. Please don't pretend the GOP somehow occupies the moral high ground.

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sunnyboySep. 5, 1211:22 PM

Calling a spade a spade - truth hurts. Ouch.

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pumiceSep. 5, 1211:32 PM

Re: "The president needs Clinton to vouch for his political character." And that he did, Doyle McManus. In spades! Are we better off than we were four years ago? U betcha!

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