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Did the index segment tonight former President Bill Clinton campaigning for Barack Obama however her.
Clinton is contradicted the president's policies on a number of occasions the latest being the so called bush tax cuts which mr.
Obama wants to abolish.
Clinton says that's not gonna happen any time soon.
They'll probably put everything off until early next year that's probably the best thing to do right now.
But the Republicans someone do -- endless series to extend tax cuts permanently.
Including for upper income people.
And I don't think the president should do that.
Now earlier in the discussion mr.
Clinton indicated the bush tax cuts were not a bad thing for the economy.
Joining us from Houston author of the big new best seller -- food.
Dick -- so Mars.
You think I heard you say -- that even though Bill Clinton's run around campaigning with the president he's really trying to undermine him.
-- that do you really believe that.
-- our -- -- I think that there are three motivations at work on one side and then one on the other.
On the one side first I think that he is.
Deeply deeply stopped.
As only a southerner who grew up in the shadow of.
Oral form -- -- middle of Iraq desegregation court again by the accusations of racism during the 2008 campaign.
That is the one thing Bill Clinton his proudest of about himself.
Is very identity is that he million he has not forgotten that Jesse Jackson's stuff and all about not forgotten now okay.
I think that he wants to be the only president since FDR and only democratic president since FDR did get reelected.
After serving a full term in office.
And the first since Truman to get reelected period.
And I think that that's an important thing to have what do you mean I really I think is what -- -- -- reelected.
He is no other Democrat so you talk about Barack Obama are you talking about bill -- yeah.
Bill Clinton it's the only Democrat president.
To be reelected since Harry Truman so he doesn't know on one -- Obama are reelected so that would take away some of his thunder dot what you're saying.
That's right outcome Barry -- that's got Alex Rodriguez to break his record he and I know but you asked me I know for example how furious she was.
That he got 49 point 7% of the vote not fifty.
In -- in 1996.
Very important factor with him.
Third thing is that I think he fundamentally disagrees with the Obama that he is basically a free market free enterprise.
Balance the budget guy.
And he fundamentally dislikes Obama's agenda.
But on the other hand he's got a wife to protect and if -- if Obama loses which I think Clinton believes he will then.
He does not want Hillary and him to be -- Like Teddy Kennedy was blamed for Jimmy Carter's defeat.
And it really hurt him in the Democratic Party Democrats -- good the blame game.
And he's determined to do enough where Obama said that he doesn't get blamed for the defeat but enough against Obama that he Greece's there's.
My big double game Mars using he's playing a -- game.
Now I think that your right on why I don't think that that dead reelection thing I think -- full of baloney on that but I think you're right on the fact that.
Hillary Clinton if Barack Obama loses certainly will go.
Four years from now and you know he -- Bill Clinton wants a Democratic Party be firm no.
No residual anger against that however this is what I don't understand this isn't there is -- -- -- -- -- -- campaign and weight loss.
What I don't -- It's not the first time that Bill Clinton contradicted the president right so why A does mr.
Obama wants him so close.
You know they ran around this week.
Did two -- them -- running around new Yorker I mean we're going into every 7-Eleven that define and once -- do that.
First while he's getting a lot of money from Clinton Clinton raised about seven million bucks from the New York Clinton is the only Democrat -- acceptable on Wall Street.
I think secondly.
He likes the idea of being paired with a guy who's famous for creating jobs eliminating the deficit and balancing the budget that's a good.
Association for a bomb.
Clinton knows he's being used by -- guy he doesn't like so he's can -- them every chance he gets.
To bring it all down to earth.
And that's what I think you're watching here.
Do you think -- my -- -- you Hillary it's not campaigning in this race he you remember how Condi Rice worked like crazy for George Bush.
With the secretary of state in this race like -- -- -- and is now where -- -- Bmg doing their job but look I don't think that Barack Obama wants Hillary Clinton around campaigning but I could be wrong and -- But the bottom line and it's always good guys I I think bill of course -- -- you what you think what he wants Hillary Clinton on the campaign press absolutely.
Absolutely I think his kids and she's energy tax when he points above -- in popularity so that but it doesn't hurt when he wants and it's a personal -- aren't could be wrong that's for Hillary -- for them of course when I interviewed and she is not killing at cheese.
In every seventy leader even this -- countries okay Michael trips 32 to.
-- and I interviewed Bill Clinton.
A few months ago.
-- just you know the guy he was a lot of CDs and I think that's what happens he sits for the interviews and you ask him a question about bush tax because he's so if you the truth he doesn't think about the political ramifications.
Last word 22 -- Bill he thinks about the political ramifications about as much as our bosses at Fox News think of ratings.
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