Remember Bill Clinton's backhanded compliments to Obama in 2008?

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  1. TheGreatGatsby
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    I've been wanting to find this for a while b/c I remember just laughing at the time and the look on Obama's face when Clinton was talking about how Obama would trust in people that were smarter than him and he would get the job done. :badgrin:

    To give you some setting, in the wake of the "economic collapse" Obama did not present his view on bailouts and give economic policies for days and even the liberal media could only make so many excuses for him and they were like come on, say something already. So it was already a real sensitive topic for BO.

    And to make matters worse, the comments were made with only about a week until the election.

    And then he went on to sell Obama as a a puppet:

    You can just see BO wiggling his thumbs and squirming in his seat.

    You can watch it at the end of this video, starting at 8:10:

    [youtube]RC-9PgJfJIw[/youtube]
     
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    Remember all of the candidate's insults to Romney during the primaries? People still can't endorse him with a straight face. W Bush endorsed Romney while the elevator doors were closing the other day. Slightly half hearted.. :lol:

    It's the nature of the beast, you just don't seem to get that. New to politics?
     
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    No, it's not the nature of the beast. You're equating candidates throwing mud at each other to a former president bitch slapping his party's nominee on the eve of an election.
     
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    Bill to Barry: "why don't you go fetch me some coffee boy"
     
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    As a tangent; it's only about a 12 minute speech. It's also funny to watch and see all the ways that Clinton advocated Barry and how he fell way short of his warranties. Dems failed by their own standards. I definitely recommend watching the whole thing. It's different than his convention speech which was standard toot his own horn/hate republican garble. In that speech, he builds a case on what Obama can do and boy did he fall short!
     
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    You don't think W Bush's ringing endorsement of Romney while he was getting on an elevator was a slap in the face?

    You don't seem to get this. Seriously.
     
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    Bush realizes that he is a polarizing figure. He distanced himself from McCain and being out of the spotlight, he distanced himself from Romney even further. Bush was not going to be in campaign mode for anybody.

    You don't seem to get this. Seriously.
     
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    Your argument is getting weaker. If it had been some other candidate, Bush might be more enthusiastic in endorsing that person. Say Condoleezza was running for instance. Bush would be singing her praises from the rooftops. A former president will always carry some weight in certain demographics.

    Nobody wants to admit they'll vote for Romney. Clinton is activly campaigning for Obama.
     
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    Damn, nutters sure do LOVE them some Bill Clinton.
     
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    I remember Rick Santorum calling Romney the worst candidate ever. Does that count?
     

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