Political Night Train has been tracking Bill Clinton’s activities for months now, and has reached an opinion on why he has been so ……….. erratic, making outrageous statements that seem to make Hillary’s lies pale in comparison.
Much has been written about Bill Clinton’s character, and they essentially all paint a picture of an overinflated ego, narcissism (matched only by Hillary’s), fits of purple rage, self-loathing, and now, outright hatred for some. There are currently no reasonable restraints on Bill. He can do and say as he pleases. But what more can be done to Bill? He’s been Impeached by a vote of the US House of Representatives. He’s lost law suits. He’s been disbarred and lost his law license. He’s apparently lost the love and respect of the black community (except perhaps for black women over 55).
To explain it all, understand that Bill Clinton, much like Jimmy Carter, is an ex-President in search of a positive legacy. Carter sought his through the Carter Center in Atlanta and spent years seeking the one thing that would give him a lasting positive legacy – the Nobel Peace Prize. But in winning the Nobel Peace Prize Carter had to share it. And it was common knowledge that Carter only receive the prize as a political slap at George Bush. So even the one thing that Carter wanted more than all else, like his Presidency, is tainted. Compare Carter’s “shared Nobel” with some of the outright winners: Theodore Roosevelt, Jane Addams, Cordell Hull, Albert Schweitzer, George Marshall, Henry Kissinger, Begin & Sadat, Mother Teresa.
Now, is Bill Clinton really in the same league (Jimmy Carter excepted)? And this is what Bill seeks to secure his place in history. Oh, and Al Gore has a Nobel, just to put salt into Bill’s wounds.
So, what makes Bill hate? First, to Hillary. Bill may not exactly hate Hillary (although he has lots of reasons), but he does seem to hate the idea that she may get elected President. Why? A successful Hillary Presidency would greatly diminish Bill’s Presidency. He would be reduced to a footnote in history, the spouse, former President to the more successful President Hillary Rodham Clinton. So, deep inside, Bill wants Hillary to fail, and this in part explains may of his statements. Simple enough, but what about Barack Obama?
Barack Obama is everything Bill is not (Jeremiah Wright excepted). Obama is beloved by the press; is adored by his fans (Bill has always sought the “Elvis factor”); is a good orator; smooth; has not had any bimbo outbreaks; a nice wife and family; successful author; has 98% support from blacks, and most important, Obama IS black. If elected, Obama WOULD be the first black President. Bill would be just the first black President in name only.