While campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial candidate, and Clinton insider, Terry McAuliffe, former President Bill Clinton laughed off former vice president Dick Cheney’s attacks against President Barack Obama and the Democrats. Clinton had a simple message for Cheney, “It’s over.”
Here is the video from CNN:
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Clinton said, “I wish him well. It’s over, but I do hope he gets some more target practice before he goes out again.” Talk about cool. He not only told Dick Cheney to go away, but also got in a joke about Cheney’s marksmanship. If there is another American politician who can rival Dick Cheney for cockiness, it is Bill Clinton. No one should be amazed that Bill Clinton is still letting his opinions be known. Some Hillary Clinton supporters will argue until their dying day that Bill cost Hillary the Democratic nomination.
I think that the biggest surprise of the Obama presidency, so far has been the relative silence of former President Clinton. Obama supporters were skeptical at best, that President Clinton could make himself scarce with his wife in the administration. The nightmare scenario for Democrats was that Bill Clinton and his baggage would be hovering around causing problems for the new administration.
Bill Clinton is worth his weight in cold when it comes to fundraising and campaigning for his fellow Democrats, which is interestingly something that he showed very little interest in doing until Mrs. Clinton ran for president last year. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush deserve credit for laying low and letting Obama do his thing. If only Dick Cheney would follow suit.