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Kurtz: A former President of the #MeToo-era
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on some Democrats are calling for Bill Clinton stump during the midterm election campaign in the Wake of the #MeToo movement.
The changing political climate, line of Bill Clinton?
Less than two years ago, he stood on a Philadelphia-Stadium and heaped praise on his wife, as the democratic candidate for his old job. And he was a constant presence on the way in a campaign to defeat them, and almost all of the journalists thought Donald Trump would.
As the 2018 mid-term elections heat up, one might assume that a former President, left office with a high approval rating, despite the unfavorable fact that he would have been accused much in demand. But, apparently, not so much.
This is the thesis of a Politically-piece runs the party away from Clinton:
“Democrats are looking to embrace the #MeToo moment, manifestation and women’s push-back-President Donald Trump in the mid-term elections—and you don’t want to, Bill Clinton, somewhere in the vicinity.”
Clinton story, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick—looks a lot different to many of the Democrats in 2018, than in the year 1998, when the Senate acquitted him, or even 2016. His presence would distract from the Democrats’ ability to make the midterm elections about Donald Trump, Rob Porter, and Roy Moore.
There is another factor, I believe, not mentioned, of Political: Bill’s presence reminds voters of Hillary. It’s not his fault that she ran a terrible campaign, and it lacked to be spinning its ability, the stories and connect with voters. But since he ran on a 2-for-1 deal at the time, in 1992, your allowed to make policy as first lady, and she supported two White house runs, they are politically joined at the hip.
And most of the Democrats want to debacle of the Hillary -.
The piece, says Bill, “an array of Democrats said that, Politically, they are keeping him on the bench. You don’t want to be seen anywhere near a man with a history of harassment allegations, as guilty, as your party makes loyalty to him, you feel …
“Privately, many democratic politicians and strategists are harder and more solid: not coming to their States, and say nothing about their campaigns. You are still worried about it, say it out loud, but you want him now or maybe never. You know that the Republicans would react by you — with good reason — hypocrite.”
This is hardly the first time the issue of Clinton ‘ s wife stories. Twenty years ago, Democrats feared that he would be an albatross in the middle of the Ken Starr investigation and impeachment drive; the Republicans lost five seats and Newt Gingrich resigned as speaker.
In 2000, Al Gore, hardly Clinton provided as a surrogate, as he tried to turn the page, and that may cost him the presidency in the razor-thin recount election.
Trump didn’t let Clinton’s sexual misconduct fade into the history books. He played on it at times, and according to the “Access Hollywood” Band, he brought some of the Clinton Prosecutor of the second debate. His surrogates were not shy about the use of Bill’s past to blunt Hillary’s attacks on trump, the treatment of women.
But now it is Clinton’s own party, apparently the page you want to rotate. Kirsten Gillibrand, elected to the Senate, with Clinton’s backing, but looked at the White house in the year 2020, said recently, he would have resigned after the Monica Lewinsky affair. To spend when most other Democrats follow Clinton may have more time with his family and his Foundation.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 p.m.). He is the author of “media madness: Donald Trump, the press, and The war for the truth.” You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.