Hillary and Bill Together in Iowa

On Monday, Bill Clinton joins Hillary for campaign events in Iowa. I don't think the question is will it help or hurt, but how much will it help?

Bill's role has been carefully crafted. He will introduce Hillary as the person who knows her best and provide biographical details of her life and talk about her accomplishments. Hillary then will speak about issues facing the country.

The theme of the tour is “Ready for Change, Ready to Lead.”

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    If HRH's campaign wasn't sucking up to the RW (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ellie on Sun Jul 01, 2007 at 04:54:35 PM EST
    ... and their determination to go back to Fifties TV as a social model, they'd sell Bill as the First Guy and run with it!

    This apparent strategy to retro-fit Hillary with girly girl stuff, apparently crafted by some wheezy Political Gepetto, sets my teeth on edge.

    I'm not a fan of either of the Clintons' politics, but I do like and admire her personally. If anything, I'm less inclined to support her knowing that her positive qualities are getting suppressed to craft an image to appeal to a section of society that will never support her because she symbolizes they hate hate hate.

    Diminishing a formidable woman by getting her to giggle more and confess to worrying about her [tee hee] big butt makes me like her less. Gosh, what's next? Saying the cookies she fake-bakes for the vid-op go straight to her hips? Bleccch.

    The campaign wouldn't have to fake and hard sell the Clintons' modernity: they're a successful couple that's weathered storms. Hillary's someone who can be tough but understanding; no doormat.

    Bill Clinton's Kansas State U. March 2007 speech (none / 0) (#2)
    by columbiasds68 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 at 06:16:19 PM EST
    If Ralph Nader decides to run against the Clintons like he did in 1996,it's possible that the nostalgia among some grassroots Democratic Party activists will begin to fade once Nader starts reminding folks that Bill Clinton governed like a Republican during the 1990s.  As recently as in March 2007, Hillary's husband told a Kansas State University that "Former President Bush and I, we always had a good relationship and we've become immensely close working on the tsunami relief, working on the Katrina relief, and I've developed a good relationship with the current President..."  Like Joe Lieberman, the Clintons have gotten too cozy with the Bush family in recent years to actually provide most Democratic voters with an authentic electoral alternative in 2008.