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    Obama to confront Bill Clinton(!)

    From top-of-the-hour ABC news radio broadcast.....

    Obama says Bill Clinton not playing fair with the "facts" and looks to confront him directly on what he has been saying.

    Hey Rydster -- would this help you in your quest to see whether or not Obama has leadership material? Calling down a popular ex-President directly is pretty risky and pretty gutsy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starliner
    From top-of-the-hour ABC news radio broadcast.....

    Obama says Bill Clinton not playing fair with the "facts" and looks to confront him directly on what he has been saying.

    Hey Rydster -- would this help you in your quest to see whether or not Obama has leadership material? Calling down a popular ex-President directly is pretty risky and pretty gutsy....

    Hillary can't change the fact that her husband was the President for eight years. I do think that Bill Clinton is out of the box when it comes to campaigning for his wife. I don't think his actions are very Presidential. That has always been the issue from the time that Clinton left office. If you look at the previous Presidents, most have settled into the "Elder Statesman" role. Clinton was relatively young when he got out of office and was not ready for that role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill
    I do think that Bill Clinton is out of the box when it comes to campaigning for his wife.
    Was G H W Bush out of the box when helping his son?

    Not only do I think it is not a problem that "Clinton (is) relatively young... and (is) not ready for that role.", but I think it is a good thing that is the case. He is a smart guy, and quite a policy wonk. When he sticks to the issues, I listen to what he has to say. Not that I always agree, but I do listen and give weight to his words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr hoo
    Was G H W Bush out of the box when helping his son?

    Not only do I think it is not a problem that "Clinton (is) relatively young... and (is) not ready for that role.", but I think it is a good thing that is the case. He is a smart guy, and quite a policy wonk. When he sticks to the issues, I listen to what he has to say. Not that I always agree, but I do listen and give weight to his words.
    What role do you expect him to play if his wife is elected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebit
    What role do you expect him to play if his wife is elected?
    Dick Cheney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebit
    What role do you expect him to play if his wife is elected?
    Face to the world. I expect Hillary, being smart, will put him in a role of some kind in international politics to keep him out from underfoot. Not ambassador to the UN, but a globe hopper. The world loves him, so it would be a good use of him, IMO.
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    Bill could take Obama any day of the week. Obama might be taller than Clinton, but Bill outweighs him by 40 pounds.
    If your opinion differs from mine, ..........Too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY
    Bill could take Obama any day of the week. Obama might be taller than Clinton, but Bill outweighs him by 40 pounds.
    Bill's a lover, not a fighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr hoo
    Face to the world. I expect Hillary, being smart, will put him in a role of some kind in international politics to keep him out from underfoot. Not ambassador to the UN, but a globe hopper. The world loves him, so it would be a good use of him, IMO.
    (notice that I started my question in the title line. I hope that does not disqualifiy me.)

    an appointed position confirmed by the Senate? If not, as a public official representing the United States, to whom would he be accountable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starliner
    Dick Cheney.
    Good one, drum roll please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneyman
    (notice that I started my question in the title line. I hope that does not disqualifiy me.)

    an appointed position confirmed by the Senate? If not, as a public official representing the United States, to whom would he be accountable?
    Ask Hillary. She would be the only one that could answer those questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr hoo
    Ask Hillary. She would be the only one that could answer those questions.
    True. But would we want him to trot the globe without some kind of accountability to those he represents?
    A church that doesn't provoke any crisis,
    A Gospel that doesn't unsettle,
    A word of God that doesn't get under anyone's skin,
    A word of God that doesn't touch the real sin of society around it,
    What kind of Gospel is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneyman
    True. But would we want him to trot the globe without some kind of accountability to those he represents?
    You think he would have trouble being confirmed for a formal position? I don't.

    Do you think that any job given to any person by the POTUS is unaccountable in any way? Because seems to me like they are accountable to the the President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneyman
    True. But would we want him to trot the globe without some kind of accountability to those he represents?
    what sort of accountability does he have jetting around the globe with daddy Bush at junior's request?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    what sort of accountability does he have jetting around the globe with daddy Bush at junior's request?

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    Playing the part of...

    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    what sort of accountability does he have jetting around the globe with daddy Bush at junior's request?
    In that role, he's playing the part of the son that GHW Bush ALWAYS wanted, but didn't get.

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