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Bill Clinton for VP (for Romney)?

Michael Takiff has written a new book, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him. My guess is President Obama might share the judgment that Clinton is a complicated fellow.

Within the last week or so the former president has declared that Mitt Romney had a “sterling” business career; that Romney easily crosses the qualification threshold for being president; that Bain Capital’s work is “good work;” that Congress should extend all the Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest Americans; and that we’re still in a recession.

This all comes from the most prominent Democrat in America after Obama.

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Michael Takiff has written a new book, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him. My guess is President Obama might share the judgment that Clinton is a complicated fellow.

Within the last week or so the former president has declared that Mitt Romney had a “sterling” business career; that Romney easily crosses the qualification threshold for being president; that Bain Capital’s work is “good work;” that Congress should extend all the Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest Americans; and that we’re still in a recession.

This all comes from the most prominent Democrat in America after Obama.

At this rate, Clinton may be nominated to be vice president – by Mitt Romney. After all, it’s hard to imagine anyone doing more damage to Obama, or more on behalf of Romney, than what Clinton is doing day in and day out. Call it a unity ticket for America.

In retrospect, maybe it wasn’t so wise of Barack Obama to accuse Bill Clinton of playing the race card in the South Carolina primary in 2008. It turns out The Big Dog has a long memory.

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