Almost nobody has noticed but Bill Clinton is working very hard these days. And he’s not getting paid for it. At least, I’m not going to pay him.
Primary elections in three big states are coming soon and Bill can do three rallies in each state, each day. First, Indiana, then North Carolina, and back to Pennsylvania before the evening news. He does this non-stop, everyday.
Why does Bill work so hard for my campaign this year, harder than he worked for his own re-election in 1996?
He owes me. He owes me big time, and he knows it. He also knows I will make a better President, and that’s saying something. Bill was pretty good. He also knows that the country is headed for disaster if John McCain is elected.
Finally, Bill knows that if Barack Obama becomes President then the country will forget the Clintons, and we can’t let that happen. Bill has a view of the world that’s much more pragmatic than political pundits suspect.
For example, we had to play defense for much of Bill’s presidency because Republicans owned the legislative branch. It’s a miracle that we accomplished anything at all, especially a balanced budget. If Barack Obama wins the White House he is likely to have a majority in congress, both houses. That’s a mandate to sweeping reform and we know Obama can do it and probably will have the political muscle to do it.
Bill and I are working so hard so that we can write the future, not Obama or McCain.