Bill Clinton’s Rhetorical Follies
The former president told a group of veterans Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina: “I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country. And people could actually ask themselves who is right on these issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics.”
How that statement can be construed as anything other than an attempt to fan the flames of the Wright situation (as well as trying to draw on Michelle Obama’s comments a few weeks back) is beyond me. The thing that I find interesting here, is that such comments play into a narrative that will be of substantial advantage to Republicans should Obama win the nomination. They are also the kinds of comments likely to alienate Obama supporters who may well sit-out the race if Hillary eeks out the nomination.