Clear Fog Blog

Political musings from Warren E. Peterson

Clinton Nominates “The One”

Posted by Warren Peterson on September 7, 2012

President William Jefferson Clinton once again proved his ability to give a good speech. He nominated President Barack Hussein Obama for a second term with the right mix of hyperbole, bovine excreta and selective use of data one may expect from a partisan speech.

I’ll leave the self-appointed fact checkers to debate the validity of his words. I won’t even comment on whether he patted himself on the back more than he praised Obama. Watching Clinton on TV, I was immediately struck by the similarity with past Clinton speeches in his faux use of body language. There it was, his head cocked to one side, his eyes narrowed, pointing his finger into the camera, oozing sincerity as he made his points. We’ve seen it before. Fourteen years ago, in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky affair, President Clinton appeared on TV – “I did not have sex with that women Miss Lewinsky…” Same head tilt, same eyes, same finger point, same sincerity but a boldfaced lie.

Also curious was the Democratic Party, the proponents of women, placing in a highly prominent convention role a man with his sexual history of abusing women and cheating on his wife. Elicit sex with Jennifer Flowers, controversial accusations of rape by Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick, oral sex with intern Monica Lewinsky. And Democrats accuse Republicans of a war on women?

That Obama needed Clinton to bolster his re-election campaign says volumes.

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