“Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said that Clinton has ‘enormous credibility’ with voters — and not just Democrats — because of his handling of the economy and the national debt. He ‘knows how to explain difficult economic ideas in a way that everyone can relate to, not just in a historical context, but in a way that really touches people,’ she said. ‘People trust him on economic issues, and he’s an important person to discuss how we got where we are and what is the choice we need to make between two different directions.’”
The recession ended 22 months before Clinton took office. Gross domestic product growth the quarter before Clinton took over was a snappy 4.2 percent. And the lengthy Times article makes no mention of Gingrich or the Republican Congress of the ’90s.
Bill Clinton’s genius lies in abandoning liberal positions — whether HillaryCare or a multibillion dollar “stimulus plan” — while convincing his supporters he did no such thing. Dazzling. The man could talk a monkey out of his last peanut — and sell it back at list price.
Larry Elder is a best-selling author and radio talk-show host. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an “Elderado,” visit www.LarryElder.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
COPYRIGHT 2012 LAURENCE A. ELDER
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