Former President Bill Clinton made the case against Mitt Romney at the Democratic National Convention - but not too hard. And that's not really what a lot of Democratic partisans want to hear.
The rap on Obama by supporters is that he was too accommodating with Republicans during the first two years of his presidency. Only after Republican picked up control of the House and made gains in the Senate did Obama get tougher with the opposition.
Clinton on Wednesday, however, tried to emphasize bipartisan cooperation: "Democracy doesn't have to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable enterprise."
And while that's not exactly what many die-hard Democrats probably wanted to hear, delegates seemed in a forgiving mood. Clinton received uproarious applause and was treated like a conquering hero.
Most importantly for Obama, Clinton showed there was no daylight between him and the man who beat his wife four years ago for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"I want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside but burns for American on the inside," Clinton gushed.
And Clinton wasn't completely soft on Republicans. He called out Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan for alleged hypocrisy on Medicare cuts and other issues.
"It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did," Clinton said in one of his loudest applause lines.
Ayn Rand is horrible. If you approach her books from a non-rhetoric filled point of view, she can barely spin a tale and her characters are awful as stand alone. If you seek her books for rhetoric and to make yourself feel good about what she's writing about then she's great. Her audience reveals just what's going on. Literary genius this woman is not.
Bill Clinton sounded pretty good singing at the democreatic convention last night. "I'm your puppet" borrac husain obama number one puppet bill clinton. His next song is " I DID NOT INHALE " to be release soon on the democratic label. Other songs performed by bill clinton on the democratic label. " I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMAN" very good performance of BS...
When he relaying his experiences working with the Bush's, it almost sounded as if he was chastising Obama and the Dems for not working with Boehner and the Republican Congress! He IS good at this kind of thing, after all.
President Clinton got his points across without calling anybody a bunch of names. That is the Republicans style and what they are becoming famous for. It seems a shame when your followers are not smart enough to have good discussions without sinking to name calling like little 10 year olds.
Hahaha, oh how the hypocrisy rings true day in and day out. Both parties remind me of spoiled little kids in the back seat of a car yelling "MOOOOM he's poking me!" "Daaaad! She said I'm fat!" It's an endless cycle of blame, counter-blame, call names - on BOTH sides.
A little, he could have been more vicious, but that was one of his pts. The republicans have been doing nothing but name calling and insulting, he said he would like to know what Mitt would do if elected.
It was probably because of his past record, his legacy; he didnt want to appear again as just another hypocrite; look what I found on the internet. the real clinton legacy: Its from the Progressive Review; talk about irony: http://www.prorev.com/legacy.htm
SAM SMITH of the Progressive Review wrote the first book (Shadows of Hope, University of Indiana Press, 1994) deconstructing the Clinton myth. The Review provided extensive coverage of the topic, for which Smith was banned from CSPAN and Washington public radio station WAMU
No. Clinton made the points that are relevant and showed that we will get out of this mess more quickly if we work together. Lots of rhetoric is tossed around during campaigns, but at the end of the day we're all Americans who love our country. Neither party has all the good ideas. Obama's 1st term could have been much more constructive had the Tea Party not made Compromise a dirty word.