Bill Clinton to play prominent role at DNC
Impact on race for White House
- Duration 4:37
- Date Jul 30, 2012
Impact on race for White House
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We are America's election headquarters and there's some news on former President Bill Clinton.
The Obama campaign not confirming the former president will play a prominent role at the Democratic Convention making the case for president Obama's reelection bid.
So what impact will this have on the race for the White House Peter -- -- is a former advisor.
To both the Clinton gore and gore Lieberman campaigns Terry Holt is a former bush Cheney national spokesperson.
And a former senior advisor to the RNC gentlemen thanks so much for coming in and Terry you first isn't this the same Bill Clinton.
Who criticize the president on taxes and who went out of his way to praise a Mitt Romney's business background.
Exactly as this rules.
Rolled down memory lane is fraught with risk for this president remember -- today -- thing we've seen that before he called.
Barack Obama's campaign a fancy at one point when Barack Obama was running against Hillary Clinton if you'll -- -- But this thing could go two ways that they can go this way that President Clinton -- over period of relative economic prosperity.
And it may remind people of what this president President Obama is not a leader on the economy.
The other thing is remember Bill Clinton.
What the philandering adulterer.
A person who had sex with an intern in the White House who sold the Lincoln bedroom.
So it can go both ways I think both ways -- -- in the end for President Obama Peter prime.
Speaking slot for the former president is he the best messenger to make the case for a second Obama administration.
Well it if that's the best that Terri has absolutely.
I think there is no god or Jeter come on now the notion that notion that this president.
Will be anything other than that asset to this campaign.
At the convention the prime time speaking slot is out I ridiculous I mean.
That he did preside over great period of economic prosperity the last -- we've had really.
He is very good at contrasting the vision of what.
Where we need to lift up the folks who haven't been there -- -- mean everyone remembers the I feel your pain line from the ninety's which people poke fun at but it worked.
And I think it is -- is very shrewd move by the Obama campaign to his sort of tee up.
Their their convention they'll be coming out of the Republican Convention and President Clinton will draw very clear contrast to what.
The Romney campaign will allow put out there will be no George W.
Bush by the way at the Republican Convention in Tampa and I'd like -- to comment as to why that's the case.
Well follow -- Ayatollah Ali no less than -- I'll ask the questions gentlemen you wanna ask you Terry about the former president's ability.
To reach a certain voting bloc.
That the current president and had a tough time reaching and has not been very successful with and that is white males Bill Clinton can do that candy candy.
I think that's precisely what this is about -- over the past three and a half four years.
Barack Obama has become disconnected from the middle class from independent ticket splitting voters people that were crucial to his election and in the last go around.
So this that this is about.
President Obama trying to get a little little love from independents and ticket splitting.
Democrats and Republicans.
Bill Clinton has achieved a certain stature a certain statesmanship.
That Barack Obama is trying to piggyback on and I think Peter's right that they need to reconnect with the middle class in this is one way they're gonna do it but I'll tell you what.
A Wednesday night speech in August ain't gonna get it done Peter as you suggested.
It -- also gives the Democrats a chance to show some party unity.
As former President Bush neither -- former President Bush will be attending the Republican.
In a race that is as tight as this one is Peter is Bill Clinton a difference maker.
I believe he is I really do and I agree with Terry I think this is gonna be a very close election -- is gonna come down to those independents and tickets players.
And I think that's where Clinton can have a real big -- can be a real big asset to the Obama campaign.
I don't see anybody -- in the Republican side that can really do that any Dick Cheney has come out -- is giving some interviews but I I don't think that.
He's the type of person that could reach those independent and swing voters so I think that this is a really good car than Obama administration is -- and I think President Clinton.
I cherish as being in the limelight so I think it will be.
Really big publishers could pick in the pocket no disagreement we're back.
I'm David Peter Peter thanks very much Peter -- -- and Terry -- gentlemen we'll have to leave it there we'll see again always good to be here having given.