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Why Bubba didn’t run in 1988 (hint: Womyn)

Why Bubba didn’t run in 1988 (hint: Womyn)

Why didn’t Bill Clinton run for President in 1988?

I never really thought about it.

Larry Sabato, as part of a post explaining why Hillary is not a “slam dunk” (h/t Hot Air), explains:

After all, with just one exception, a Clinton has always tried for public office whenever a tantalizing opportunity presented itself. The rule-breaker was Bill’s aborted run for president in the 1988 cycle. On the eve of his expected candidacy announcement in July 1987, with the national press gathering in Little Rock, his long-suffering chief of staff, Betsey Wright, she later told PBS, huddled with her boss and presented a list of women he was alleged to have been “seeing.” After a number of responses along the lines of “she’ll never talk,” Clinton belatedly awakened to the reality that he could self-destruct in the post-Gary Hart world—Hart had been forced out of the Democrats’ presidency sweepstakes just a couple of months earlier following allegations of adultery. The next day, Clinton declined to run, stunning the news media with the unconvincing excuse that he had decided to spend more time with his family.

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Not A Member of Any Organized Political | January 21, 2014 at 10:24 am

Hey!

Guess why Hillary might not run in 2016!

JUST KIDDING, or maybe not. Snark Snark!

Having a laundry list of affairs no longer seems to concern the American public, especially the female voters.

One only has to look at the support on both sides of the aisle for philandering candidates(Newt Gingrich, Edwards, Guiliani, McCain, etc.).

Clinton was the king of affairs and look at how beloved he is, including to Barbara Bush.

    Lina Inverse in reply to Uh Huh. | January 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Really? Which of the list of Gingrich, Edwards, Guiliani, McCain has had success beyond their region? For example, all have run for President, and all failed, all but McCain failed to get even the nomination.

      platypus in reply to Lina Inverse. | January 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      McCain? He wouldn’t be the first to have a side woman but him dumping Mrs McCain for her replacement is not the same as BJ Clinton. Not sure that we should be lumping all sins together. God does that; we should distinguish.

The only way Hillary is going to win the dem nomination is if she knocks out all of her competition before they get off the ground. Trust me when I say they are getting bought off or threatened as we speak to clear the field.

In 2007, the dem base was “sick of the Clintons” and wanted fresh blood.

In 2014, the dem base is still sick of the Clintons, want fresh blood, and don’t think Hillary is “radical” enough (say hello, Lizzy Warren).

I’ll bet Hillary has had a long string of hot & sweaty sexual adventures with professional boy toys from Little Rock to Benghazi. She probably wore full dominatrix hardware and made them call her Carla Danger. Think paint rollers and buckets of Mazola.

You’re welcome for that mental image.

I hated every minute of the Clinton Presidency but I admit Bill is one slick politician. Hillary, not so much.

Her aura of inevitability is her main qualification other than running up frequent flyer miles while accomplishing nothing at all as Secretary of State.

She would probably stand a better chance of winning the nomination if she reverted to her old, radical leftist self. That Hillary was more in tune with the extremists who control the party now in the Age of Obama, but she has spent so many decades burying her real self it is doubtful she even remembers that identity now.

BannedbytheGuardian | January 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Al Gore was also making a run iirc until his son was in a serious car accident . Also they must have realised Rick Perry would have brought in the Texas numbers for Al.

Ha those were the days of strong southern democrats .

Seriously who else is there out there? Cuomo has just put his foot in it , there are no Lions of the senate . Ouch.

The Clintons have always had a phony beard “marriage”. Hopefully, the GOP nominee will have the guts to expose Hellry’s radical communism and Huma, her longtime pillow pal’s mooslum BroHood/al-queda.

It would be interesting to see what happens in the Dem party if they bypass Hillary again. If they skip by her for some other young flash in the pan guy he better he Latino or gay.

All that female vote they’re so fond of may not tolerate her being kicked to the curb.

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