Here's a very
by Bob Herbert on the Times
OpEd page. Count on it being embraced by Clinton-haters and the more feeble-minded run of Democrats.
Bill Clinton may have damaged himself on the way out of office - I'll leave that question aside for the moment. But it's simply pitiful to see Herbert saying things like this:
He was president for eight years and the bottom line politically is this: For the first time in nearly half a century, the Republican Party controls the presidency and both houses of Congress. Bill Clinton has been a disaster for the Democratic Party. Send him packing.
Fulmination, purism and hypocrisy. The familiar talk of souls sold. All sound and fury.
If Democrats can't grasp the truly pitiful state they were in in the eighties and early nineties they really are up the creek without a paddle. Say what you will about Clinton's sometimes poor judgement. But he did no end of good for the Democratic party. If the people who don't grasp this get back at the helm, well ... then Democrats really are in trouble.
More on this topic later.