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Bill Clinton’ Meltdown / Playing the victim

From Daily Kos

Bill’s Meltdown: ‘I Have Never Seen a Candidate Treated So Disrespectfully’

by turneresq

Sun May 25, 2008 at 12:39:29 PM PDT

We’ve now gone down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and have settled in Bizarro World. Enough alternate-world cliches’ for ya? Well, Bill’s latest outburst will have you looking for the drugs so you can take a visit to wherever he is residing.

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Put your seatbelts on, it’s gonna be a bumpy landing:

Former President Bill Clinton in South Dakota today delivered a harsh critique of how his wife has been treated during her presidential bid, telling the crowd that he has “never seen a candidate treated so disrespectfully just for running,” and that, “she will win the general election if you nominate her. They’re just trying to make sure you don’t.”

Clinton spent more than six minutes calmly discussing what he called a “frantic effort to push her out” of this race, saying that no one asked Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson or Gary Hart to end their presidential campaigns early.

Now, I haven’t done any research to see if this is technically true (inasmuch as if there were major calls to get these folks out of the race), but Bill and Hillary’s record on presenting accurate facts is, well, questionable.

In 1992, there were 3 major contenders for the nomination–Bill Clinton, Paul Tsongas, former Senator from Massachusetts, and Jerry Brown, former Governor of California. Tsongas won in New Hampshire with Clinton finishing second. Bill Clinton won nearly all the Super Tuesday primaries, making him the front-runner for the nomination. Jerry Brown then upset Clinton in Connecticut and Colorado.

On March 17, Tsongas dropped out after finishing a distant third behind Clinton and Brown in Michigan. On April 7, Brown lost to Clinton in Wisconsin and New York and was never a serious contender after that. Clinton defeated Brown in California in June to clinch the nomination, which by that time was a foregone conclusion.

Anyway, back to the crazy (which didn’t draw too much of a crowd, from the report):

Speaking to a crowd of about 200 in Fort Thompson, S.D., Clinton seemed slightly subdued during his 30-minute speech, which largely focused on the issues important to the Native American community.
Clinton also spoke against bullying superdelegates to make up their minds, saying, “I cant believe it. It is just frantic the way they are trying to push and pressure and bully all these superdelegates to come out. ‘Oh, this is so terrible: The people they want her. Oh, this is so terrible: She is winning the general election, and he is not. Oh my goodness, we have to cover this up.'”   Link to complete article Daily Kos>>

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