And the winner is ... Bill Clinton

  • Article by: Albert R. Hunt , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 3:44 PM

Clinton's stature is off the charts, given his unsurpassed political instincts and standing at home and around the globe, and the fact that his wife will be the early favorite to be the next Democratic presidential nominee.

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oracledelphiNov. 6, 12 3:50 PM

Let's think about what he really wants, Hillary to have a shot at the Presidency. Look for him to work to that end and that end alone. As for his popularity, maybe Dems should look at this close connection and feigned affection for Haiti, the land of grand telephone contracts which benefit his cronnies.

wastingtimeNov. 6, 12 3:59 PM

Won the award for the "biggest perjur" or for "dipping the most cigars while his wife was out of the country"?

jal1962Nov. 6, 12 4:53 PM

Haters the both of you. Bill Clinton was one of the most successful presidents of the last half of the 20th century and the republicans have nothing to counter him. From the looks of it, I don't know if he would survive his wife in office. I have alot of respect for the man; he is the last president to work across the aisle, despite the object hatred the repubs had for him.

blfikoNov. 6, 12 5:03 PM

jal1962 - So you do admit that Obama did not work across the aisle:) Clinton was the last democrat that I voted for. He had good policies (so I thought at the time), and I do believe he was caught in a "witch hunt". He however lost all credibility when he lied to the American people when he could have simply admitted he cheated on his wife. Even today, he shows no shame or remorse. And then there is the fact that it was he and his cronies that pushed forth the home loans/mortgages to those who should not have had loans that caused so much of our economic disaster in the first place. Clinton is the man that the Democrats are celebrating?! In regard to Hilary, I think she can run on her own merit.

getcrazyNov. 6, 12 5:25 PM

"So you do admit that Obama did not work across the aisle:)"---How can Obama work across the isle when the GOP has barbwire fence up? After Obama won the first term the GOP publicly stated that they would not work until he was out of office. Want proof of that? Look no further than Michelle Bachmann. She hasn't done a thing since Obama was elected except roam around the country and spread disinformation and outright lies.

theagonybhoNov. 6, 12 5:27 PM

I like Bill Clinton but for the life of me dont understand how any women listen to the guy, he cheated on his wife for 20 years, he was impeached for perjury, what makes him the go to guy?

ffedericoNov. 6, 12 5:44 PM

On Fox Radio this afternoon they played the part of his speech last night where he talked about how much we need an honest person in the White House, followed by him saying while President "I did not have sex with that woman!" I also like how much he reminds me of WC Fields when I see him.

dave9398Nov. 6, 12 6:13 PM

One of the most morally corrupt individuals to have ever held a public office and the primary reason for our current economic problems. Maybe he is a winner but America is not because of him.

jbpaperNov. 6, 12 7:19 PM

I wish he could be President again. It would be great to see how he would do without the aid of the internet/tech bubble.

traderbillNov. 7, 1212:10 PM

Bill Clinton had moral problems...but now that it has been aired it is between he and his wife. I was appalled by his behavior but after eight years of George W. Bush, I laud his accomplishments. By the way, I did not vote for him and railed about him, but he knew how to lead.


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