Sunday, September 28, 2008

What Ta-Nehisi said, II

But then today it hit me: In the context of this campaign, and with all due respect to a former president, why do I give a fuck about Bill Clinton?
I think some Democrats thought that Bill Clinton could be our Reagan if they tried hard enough: the totemic politician to whom we all would pay homage and devote the next 20 years trying to forward his dreams. Problem is, Bill ain't that grand. His record of accomplishments is substantial, but the party has moved somewhere different. In many ways, the proper analogy is to Dubya's father: competent in some ways, terribly flawed in others, but in any case irrelevant to the direction his party has decided to move.

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