Thursday, August 28, 2008

What’s the Matter with Bill?

Rumor has it that Bill Clinton will not stay in Denver tonight to hear Senator Obama’s acceptance speech. If it’s true, some say it isn’t a big deal. I disagree.

If President Clinton does not attend the speech, it tells me he has no interest in our candidate. That makes me nervous and a little ticked. If we are all on the same team, why wouldn’t he want to be involved and dedicated to helping in any way he can to make our team the winner? The future of our country is just as important to him and his family as it is to you and your family and to me and my family.

There was a time I would go to bat in a heart beat to defend President Clinton. Sure, when he admitted to lying about his sexual tryst, I was pissed at him, but it wasn’t about what he did, it was that he had lied to me and you. I quickly got beyond those feelings. I admired the hell out of him. But it seems he has changed. I don’t know if it’s ego or what. I just wish he was as dedicated to us and I used to be to him.

As I post this, this morning, I have not as yet seen his speech from last night. All week I have crashed before the speeches came on and instead I get up early and watch the tape of them on C-span. Hopefully when I watch Bill’s speech this morning, he will have said something to cause my faith in him to return.

Update
I just finished watching Bill’s speech from last night. Oh boy! That’s the Bill Clinton we all loved. He’s back with a vengeance and I could not be happier to see him display his knowledge and talent. Thank you Bill Clinton for being there when we needed you so much.

11 Comments:

Blogger zilla said...

Both Clintons rose to the occasion this week.

I don't think it's necessarily a sign of lack of involvement or dedication if he's got to be somewhere else tonight, especially considering this is a grass roots campaign. Many volunteers and supporters in my town wanted to be downtown tonight, at the State Theater convention party. Instead, we were asked to join families and their undecided guests in their homes to answer questions, make canvass calls before the acceptance speech and follow-up calls tomorrow, after the speech.

Right now we're working hard to persuade the undecided.

If Bill's presence elsewhere might be more influential, then his absence shows he's dedicated and involved. If he's off for Thursday night poker with the boys, that's another story.

I won't be in anyone's home tonight. I'm going to the convention party downtown to recruit more volunteers because I had a gal return to school this week, right after Biden was selected, and my workload tripled :-)

Please consider volunteering at your local campaign office if you aren't already, or send some friends who have more time than you. Just a couple of hours, as often as you have time for, really makes a huge difference. And it's FUN!

August 28, 2008 5:18 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i loved the speech and kerry made some zingers as well.

i had c-span on and just cheered.

August 28, 2008 5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The jerk is simply pissed that the Obamessiah is taking his place as the curent liberal rock star.
And by the way he didn't just lie to you and me, he committed perjury.
Any of you have the cajones to post a substantive reply?

August 28, 2008 6:00 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Now that is comedy gold.

August 28, 2008 6:23 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I think it all depends on where Bill goes if he leaves the convention. If he goes out and starts working to get more people on the Obama bandwagon, then that is great. If he goes home and sits in a dark room and sulks, then we have a problem.

I am hoping he is going to go out and get to work on getting Obama and the democrats elected.

Oh, and to the anonymous challenge, I don't think any of us care to respond to anonymous comments. Get an account and be somebody. But if I had to respond, I would respond as follows:

When Clinton lied, no one died. He didn't send people off to war based on the lie of WMD. Bush should be publicly executed for his lies to the American people.

August 28, 2008 6:28 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

No REAL man would ever come clean on adultery. Like asking for directions or watching the Lifetime channel--some things you just don't do.

August 28, 2008 6:58 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

It was a rousing good speech, and it reminded me why I liked Bill Clinton. I have to admit I had forgotten. It's amazing how long ago his presidency seems. These past eight years have been pure hell. I am so looking forward to Obama's speech, and his presidency.

August 28, 2008 7:28 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

I'm not sure that it matters if he's there as much as you think. It is my impression from watching the convention this week that Hillary is the new power broker in the family and the DNC. Don't get me wrong, I think Bill's speech was very good but I think it paled compared to Hillary's.

I believe that Hillary has the chance to become a force in the party if she chooses, and I hope she will. And as long as Bill doesn't do or say anything stupid he can take on the role of elder statesmen, show up to give sound bites and press the flesh with the influencial people but I believe his wife is the new force.

Just my opinion.

Matt
www.idealcrap.com

August 28, 2008 8:46 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

As you point out his speech last night was great and made it pretty clear at least publicly that he wants a president Obama.

They don't really want the presidency at the cost of sacrificing the country.

August 28, 2008 10:10 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Isn't it cute that the "anonymous" troll asks whether anyone here has the cajones to answer him/her/it - when he/she/it doesn't have the cajones to use a real name?

*chuckle*

August 29, 2008 11:41 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Hi sew...
anyways...POP I thought about this post..I too was worried...but this weekend there was a big funeral for Stephani tubbs Jones here in Ohio..and it was live on TV here- and you can see it on cspan ..anyways...Hill was there with Bill and they both spoke and also Obama spoke- and they also spoke to each other during the service and mentioned stories about Stephanie- she had been trying to heal the party and somehow there was peace made between the three of them...watching them talk to and about each other- with 1000's witnessing it was pretty amazing....there was some kind of Healing- I could really see it...

I guess better late than never....

August 31, 2008 11:55 PM  

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