Bill Clinton’s reentry into the political arena appears to have come at some cost to his legacy. New polling now suggests that Clinton’s involvement in the Democratic nomination battle between his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Barack Obama, has significantly tarnished the former president’s image.
A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Thursday found that more Americans view Bill Clinton negatively than positively, 45 to 42 percent. It marked the first time since January 2002 that a plurality of Americans disapproved of the former president. One month earlier, The Gallup Poll found that nearly as many Americans had an unfavorable as favorable view of Bill Clinton—for the first time in nearly five years.
Presidential historians said Clinton’s return to partisan politics made it likely that public perception of the former president would suffer.
It's like 'ole Slick Willie was a freakin' saint before he got involved with that devil woman's campaign.
I won't even go into the Monica thing (whoops, think I just did!). How about the illegal campaign contributions from China, compromising U.S. security? How about the ignoring of all threats to our national security over and over and over again, including turning down Osama bin Laden's head on a silver platter? How about selling presidential pardons, plots in Arlington National Cemetery, and stays in the Lincoln Bedroom? How about trashing the White House when he left, causing thousands of dollars of damage? How about stealing everything that wasn't nailed down before leaving, namely furniture? How about the alleged drug smuggling on Arkansas? How about the political favors for campaign contributors? How about Sandy Berger? How about using the IRS to harass and intimidate political enemies? How about the many sex scandals, including rape and sexual harassment?
And that's just the tip of the iceberg! There isn't room on this blog to list the many scandals, lies, obstructions of justice, and treasonous activities that Bill Clinton took part in as President.
All of this apparently doesn't matter, I guess. Everyone loved him, until he got involved with that gosh-darned Hillary woman's presidential campaign. And now, now, people don't like him.