- The Washington Times - Monday, March 21, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS/OPINION

It was beyond an epic mistake. I mean, what was Bill Clinton thinking?

At an event in Spokane, Washington, Mr. Clinton called for putting “the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that, where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her,” Mr. Clinton said, referring to his wife, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, on the stump Monday.

“Because she’s the only person who basically has good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander in chief, and is a proven change maker with Republicans and independents alike,” the former president said.

It’s like Bill had no idea Hillary is running for President Obama’s third term.

“If you take a step back and look at all America has achieved over the past eight years, it’s remarkable to see how far we’ve come,” Hillary wrote in an op-ed in the Huffington Post in January, titled “What President Obama’s Legacy Means to Me.”

She went on to explain how Mr. Obama has taken on “the toughest regulations on Wall Street since the 1930s,” and how Mr. Obama’s policies have created “70 straight months of private-sector job growth,” and that businesses have created 14.1 million jobs.

“The unemployment rate is the lowest in seven years,” Mrs. Clinton wrote. “And the auto industry just had its best year ever.”

It’s almost like Bill didn’t get Hillary’s talking points — or didn’t understand that Barack Obama has been president for the past seven years.

Mrs. Clinton swept the Southern primaries based on her promise to continue Mr. Obama’s policies, and the black vote has rallied around her. She has captured more than 80 percent of the black vote — many of whom are sad to see Mr. Obama go — based on her promises to continue his legacy.

Indeed, the president himself has come just short of endorsing Hillary calling her “wicked smart” and her campaign “more prose than poetry.”

Does Bill really want Hillary to become president? After statements like today’s, one has to question.

Even Matt Drudge questioned why make these statements now.

“Heard Obama moving on email indictments?” Mr. Drudge questioned on Twitter. “Drugged out? Alzheimer’s?”

Thoughts to ponder.

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