When this is all said and done, Bill Clinton will go down in history as the man who absolutely ruined his wife’s campaign. Not that she didn’t do a fair job of it; not that her advisers haven’t done a fair job of it; not that she deserved it. But he’ll go down as the man who could have single-handedly won her the presidency and didn’t, simply because his old ego won’t allow him to not spar directly with the press:
Crooks and Liars » Bill Clinton accuses the Obama campaign of playing the race card
Bill Clinton is still upset about what happened during the South Carolina primary. The victimization used in this campaign has been tiring. From the WHYY blog
Unfortunately, scarce does not include the original video of Bill Clinton’s remarks in South Carolina, so here’s that clip for the full context. Note that in every case, it is unquestionable that his insistence on going round and round with the media – rising to the “bait” of the South Carolina dude, arguing with the WHYY chick, pretending to be disinterested in the last dude – is what gets him into trouble every stinkin’ time. Don’t tell me you can’t see the “oh, shit,” in his eyes on the Jesse Jackson comment. Don’t tell me you can’t see him backtracking. It’s all right there, the stupid clod.
Bill, shut the fuck up, already.