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Bill Clinton the big Loser

Bill Clinton May Be Biggest Loser of Campaign: Albert R. Hunt

Commentary by Albert R. Hunt

April 28 (Bloomberg) — Hillary Clinton will have nightmares about her botched run for the presidency; it’ll be worse for Bill Clinton.

Senator Clinton’s impressive Pennsylvania primary victory last week exposed Barack Obama‘s general-election vulnerabilities. However, there is nothing to suggest Clinton would be a stronger nominee.

Thus, Obama remains the clear favorite to win the nomination, and the New York senator’s painful legacy, in the most important professional endeavor of her life, will have been picking the wrong people and putting together a deeply flawed campaign.

In time she will have fresh opportunities; perhaps a Senate leadership role, or she may emulate Edward M. Kennedy as a truly great lawmaker, or, if Obama loses, make another run for the White House with lessons learned.

It’s going to be tougher for her husband. The most talented and resilient politician of this generation has damaged his standing with gaffes, political miscalculations and a series of paranoiac, volcanic eruptions.

A common question these days among political heavyweights — including longtime Clinton devotees — is this: How can a guy this smart act so dumb?

Since January, he has been a regular feature on YouTube, face flushed, finger wagging and veins pulsing as he lashes out at some reporter or voter. He has accused the Obama campaign of putting out “a hit job on me,” of playing “the race card” to “breed resentment” against him, and most everyone this side of Mark Penn engaging in one “cheap shot” after another.  Link to full Bloomberg article>>


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