I’ll say this for the former President. He still knows how to work a room and in so doing was able to sell Hillary Clinton in a way she’s never been able to do herself.
The one line in his remarks to the DNC that struck me was when he told a young Hillary Rodham at Yale, “I really want you to marry me, but you shouldn’t do it.”
Had she followed his advice, 2016 might be a very different year than it is now.
He spoke of their days in Arkansas and remarked how one farmer had said they had elected the wrong Clinton. But can anyone honestly say that Hillary would have become her party’s nominee without her husband’s political achievements? Hillary is no Golda Meir or Margaret Thatcher much less a Theresa May or an Angela Merkel.
Naturally there were many things he skipped over – his infidelities, her success with cattle futures and her 2008 presidential bid. You know the one where he called the Obama campaign “the biggest fairy tale.”
Then there were curious things like associating Hillary with 9/11 during her tenure in the Senate. Remember when Hillary invoked 9/11 to justify her campaign contributions from Wall Street?
And then there’s Donald Trump. Yes, he got a nice jab in against him regarding his mocking people with disabilities. But Bill Clinton didn’t object to playing golf with Trump nor did he reject his donations to the Clinton Foundation.
In the grand scheme of things, Bill did nothing to harm Hillary tonight. But in a couple of nights, Hillary has got to stand on her own two feet. Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama can only take her so far. If Hillary Clinton gets less applause than the three of them when she speaks in 48 hours then she’s in real big trouble.