Have you been getting a load of Bill Clinton this week? He has been on TV plugging his Clinton Global Initiative.
Whenever he’s asked about the presidential race, his “support” for Barack Obama is weak, lukewarm, half-hearted.
Meanwhile, Clinton never misses a chance to pump up Republican memes such as John McCain’s heroism in Vietnam and Sarah Palin’s attractiveness as a vice presidential candidate.
Amazing. Ridiculous. He’s not even trying to sell Obama as the best choice for America.
Bill Clinton never says, “I will vote for Barack Obama.” Instead he says, “I think Obama’s going to win.” And when asked why, Clinton blathers on about the generic advantages of being a Democrat in 2008.
Yesterday on “The View,” for example, here’s what Clinton said about McCain: “I like him. The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him. I mean, he’s given something in life that the rest of us can’t match. But, yes, I do believe Obama will win.”
On the subject of Obama, Clinton said: “I think he’s a good candidate, he’s a smart man. He’s shown growth as a candidate. ... I think he’s ready to be president, and I think McCain’s ready to be president. I think you’ve got to decide which president you want.”
Uhhh... no shit, Sherlock.
Watch the top video below and see how grudgingly Clinton speaks well of Obama... and how enthusiastically he speaks well of McCain.
Then, on “Late Night with David Letterman” last night, Clinton said this:
“Right now, we all need to be thinking here. ... We need to be thinking about this election. Who is best for our future? Who is best for our children’s future? Who can turn the economy around? ... Who can do the right thing on these complex national security issues?”
Clinton does NOT then say: “I think that man is Barack Obama.” He says, “I think it’s a fascinating election.”
See for yourself in the middle video.
Chris Rock joined Letterman after that. And he called Clinton out on his half-assedness. That video is on the bottom.
Keep an eye on Bill Clinton, y’all. Parse his language. I think he’s rooting for McCain. Big time.