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  •  you lost me (5+ / 0-)

    with your comparison to Bill Clinton.

    I like Bill, but he never won a 2-way race and won re-election in very good economic times. For all his political savvy, his legislative accomplishments as President were mostly Republican ideas: welfare reform, Don't Ask Don't Tell, repeal of Glass steagel. He never passed health care reform like Obama did.

    •  "postmortem" . It ain't over. (0+ / 0-)

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:58:10 PM PDT

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    •  exactly................obama has been much more (2+ / 0-)
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      sfinx, Bud Fields

      successful than bill clinton in advancing the progressive agenda......its not even close....as a politician no one beats clinton but as a leader and president its PBO hands down.

      if obama wins, he has a very serious shot at entering a very small circle of great presidents provided his second term comes out well...bill clinton was a transitional figure ushering us out of 12 years of rethug rule...but his lack of discipline and character helped give us GWB....

      i am very grateful for his BIG time help for PBO in 12 and because of it, I'm much more likely to go along with HRC as the 2016 nominee than I would otherwise be...the Clintons have been great team players...plus she would win...

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