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The Clinton Failure of Imagination

Examiner.com reports that yesterday Bill Clilnton tried to convince a room of 600 Virginia college students that Barack Obama’s candidacy is nothing but “smoke and mirrors.” Sounds more like Obama’s high school years to me, but the more important detail is that while the Clintons have been unable to make this charge (Obama’s lack of substance) work for them, they still continue to hammer it home.

Bill Clinton has literally lost his voice decrying the “fairytale” aspects of Obama’s campaign and it’s merely made the former President look bitter. As Obama’s numbers climbed, Team Clinton never found a new narrative to work with. College-age voters seem least concerned with the make-believe nature of Obama’s pitch. The fact that on this primary day, Bill is trying to convince students of Obama’s lack of substance speaks to a sizable failure of imagination in the Clinton camp. Many Obama voters have signalled that they’re okay with fantasy. Hillary should spend more time offering them a better one.


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