It’s hard to imagine the possibility that a man who has been President of the United States for two terms might not have reached the pinnacle of his political career until AFTER he was no longer President. Yet, in Bill Clinton’s case, his speech last night at the DNC was unquestionably the pinnacle of his career. In what seemed like 10 minutes, Bill Clinton spoke for 50 minutes. As only Bill Clinton can, he masterfully addressed the specifics of the positions of the Republicans. Making complicated issues understandable, he reduced years of sophisticated economics to “simple arithmetic.” When you hear “24-42” you will remember his comparison of the number of jobs created, in Millions, by Republican and Democratic Presidents over the last ½ decade. He told the audience of jubilant conventioneers that he believed that the election of Barack Obama would result in the improvement of the economy. There is no single person more believable in America to send that message. He is the only living President to have dealt with the economic issues facing the country and turned them around. As the country yearns for the days of Clinton economics, Clinton’s endorsement of Obama was priceless. When Obama wins in November the world will look back on this speech and remember that this is when it began.
In case you wonder if I am exaggerating the impact of that single speech, by 9:30 am, central, Clinton’s speech was featured on these you tube sites, with over 700,000 views already.
Commentary on Clinton’s Speech
Clinton may no longer be President, but he is still directing the future of our country.