The #MeToo campaign has belatedly claimed the credibility of the former president…
(Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) Democrats have become allergic to one of their once-sacred campaigners: Bill Clinton.
In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, Democrats running for office or reelection during the midterm election cycle don’t want Clinton campaigning for them.
For many, the Democrats’ sudden change on the former president is 20 years too late.
The party’s candidates for the 2018 mid-terms fear that appearing with Clinton, who was impeached for lying to Congress about his sex scandal exploits with Monica Lewinsky, would be hypocritical.
According to Politico, Democrats have been polling on the impact the former President might have on their campaigns.
The results seem to indicate he should be kept “behind closed doors:”
Several Democratic campaigns have already polled Clinton’s popularity in their races, weighing whether to take the risk of inviting him out. Others say they’d love to see him chip in, so long as he sticks to New York, at closed-door fundraisers for them where no photographs of them together are taken.
The Politico report also says many Democrats were “visibly uncomfortable about discussing Clinton,” and that some of them “nervously” asked if Clinton was really going to be campaigning during the midterms.
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez attempted to downplay Clinton’s predatory behavior, saying, “Did he make significant mistakes? Of course he did.”
Last year Democrats came together at an event to celebrate Clinton’s 25th anniversary of first being elected president.
Some liberal pundits exhibited an acute sense of conscience and declared that Clinton should have resigned in the face of the Lewinsky scandal.
Potential 2020 Presidential candidate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), can’t seem to make up her mind about the Clintons – slamming Bill Clinton with one hand while hugging Hillary with the other.
For over 20 years Gillibrand has been a consistent recipient of Clinton support and until recently, failed to call out Bill Clinton as a predator, telling the New York Times last fall that Clinton stepping down maybe would have been “an appropriate response.”
“I can tell you one thing. I can tell you that Hillary Clinton is still my greatest role model in politics,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on a recent episode of 60 Minutes.