Hillary says Bill will be in charge of 'revitalizing the economy'

Anyone who might have been wondering what Bill Clinton would be doing in the White House if his wife was elected president - besides prowling around looking for young women - wonder no more.

Hillary Clinton says she will put Bill in charge of revitalizing the American economy, thus continuing the myth that the economic boom of the 1990's was not due to the dot com revolution and the expansion of the private economy, but because President Clinton was such a brilliant leader and government was responsible for economic success.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts.

ABC News:

Hillary Clinton has always made known that she wants Bill Clinton to have some kind of role in the White House should she become president, but over the past few weeks she's begun to reveal more about what exactly that would be.

During a campaign event in Fort Mitchell today, the Democratic presidential candidate was more blunt than ever about what her husband's role could be in a future Clinton administration — saying she plans to to put the former president "in charge of economic revitalization."

"My husband, who I'm going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy, cause you know he knows how to do it," Clinton told the crowd at an outdoor organizing rally. "And especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of our country that have really been left out."

Clinton made similar remarks earlier this month during her first visit to Kentucky, a state where Bill Clinton remains popular among the largely white, working class voters.

"I've told my husband he's got to come out of retirement and be in charge of this because you know he’s got more ideas a minute than anybody I know," she said, while talking about manufacturing and jobs.

Over the course of the campaign, Clinton has repeatedly said she would seek her husband's advice if she takes office.

Forget for a moment the idea that Bill Clinton is an economic genius. He isn't. He was coasting on the coattails of the economic revolution wrought by Ronald Reagan and took credit for an economy he had very little to do with.

What about the notion that Hillary is going to cede input into economic policy to an un-elected spouse? This is almost as bizarre as Reagan's idea to set up a "co-presidency" with Gerald Ford if he took the vice president's slot at the 1980 convention. Except that this really would be a joint venture, with Bill making decisions on the economy and Hillary presumably running foreign policy. 

Given what we know about the Clinton marriage, the two are not very close. How well would they work together? Would Hillary ever overrule Bill? This is such a bad idea on so many levels that the GOP should call her out for making the suggestion in the first place.

 

Anyone who might have been wondering what Bill Clinton would be doing in the White House if his wife was elected president - besides prowling around looking for young women - wonder no more.

Hillary Clinton says she will put Bill in charge of revitalizing the American economy, thus continuing the myth that the economic boom of the 1990's was not due to the dot com revolution and the expansion of the private economy, but because President Clinton was such a brilliant leader and government was responsible for economic success.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts.

ABC News:

Hillary Clinton has always made known that she wants Bill Clinton to have some kind of role in the White House should she become president, but over the past few weeks she's begun to reveal more about what exactly that would be.

During a campaign event in Fort Mitchell today, the Democratic presidential candidate was more blunt than ever about what her husband's role could be in a future Clinton administration — saying she plans to to put the former president "in charge of economic revitalization."

"My husband, who I'm going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy, cause you know he knows how to do it," Clinton told the crowd at an outdoor organizing rally. "And especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of our country that have really been left out."

Clinton made similar remarks earlier this month during her first visit to Kentucky, a state where Bill Clinton remains popular among the largely white, working class voters.

"I've told my husband he's got to come out of retirement and be in charge of this because you know he’s got more ideas a minute than anybody I know," she said, while talking about manufacturing and jobs.

Over the course of the campaign, Clinton has repeatedly said she would seek her husband's advice if she takes office.

Forget for a moment the idea that Bill Clinton is an economic genius. He isn't. He was coasting on the coattails of the economic revolution wrought by Ronald Reagan and took credit for an economy he had very little to do with.

What about the notion that Hillary is going to cede input into economic policy to an un-elected spouse? This is almost as bizarre as Reagan's idea to set up a "co-presidency" with Gerald Ford if he took the vice president's slot at the 1980 convention. Except that this really would be a joint venture, with Bill making decisions on the economy and Hillary presumably running foreign policy. 

Given what we know about the Clinton marriage, the two are not very close. How well would they work together? Would Hillary ever overrule Bill? This is such a bad idea on so many levels that the GOP should call her out for making the suggestion in the first place.