Advanced Leadership Why I love Bill Clinton

I think I can communicate something that Bill Clinton does all the time that most politicians don't do in a way that people can understand.

 

Bill Clinton is one of the most open politicians ever and thats why he was so massively successful.  Most pols when asked will say yes or no maybe even lying about yes or no as needed.  Clinton will tell you why he thinks what he thinks.  Telling the why allows people to anticipate his actions and the smart people in business or politics can plan for the best outcome based on his actions.

 

If you watch Clinton lie about something say he will vote against something you can tell if he really means it or if he is just saying it because its politically necessary.  I call that advanced leadership.  Clinton was telling the business community and the world community what to expect so that business leaders could act knowing as much of the future as possible.  

 

This is something that Bush and Obama do not do.  But Hillary does....

 

Is Obama going to raise taxes on the rich?  Is Obama going to cut spending?  When?  By how much?

You don't know

 

If Clinton were president he would have told you already.  Tax the rich?  Yes but no more than X.  Cut spending?  Yes but no more than Y.  And this is BEFORE he knows where the full political landscape is going to fall.

 

Thats advanced leadership.  Wallstreet would already be hedging against Clintons possible future actions and they have no idea what Obama is going to do so they are sitting on their hands.

 

Hedging against his actions means the money moves and gets spent and jobs are created.  Sitting on their hands means no loans until its clear that there won't be another GM where the bondholders lose out to unions in a way unexpected to the bond holders and breaking the traditional order of who gets their money first during a bandruptcy thus upsetting the financial order in a way causing fear uncertainty and doubt.

 

The Clintons have advanced leadership.  Do any other politicians have this in our party?

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There is no other Bill Clinton

The only one that comes close is Hillary, but she doesn't have the same political skills.

 

But those ships have sailed.

 

We have to save the Obama Presidency at this point.

 

He could seriously be a 1 termer if the left and the netroots don't engage the teabaggers.

by RichardFlatts 2010-09-15 07:59PM | 0 recs
RE: There is no other Bill Clinton

If the democratic party can make Carter 2.0 in Obama they need to find a way to find Clinton 2.0

Otherwise this party really doesn't speak to  me.

I think a large chunk of the party is really Clinton's party.

If the professional left doesn't get their act in gear supporting and nurturing the Clinton wing then they will have a lot more time spent with the Bush wing of the GOP.

 

So there better be Clinton 2.0 and 3.0 and 4.0

by donkeykong 2010-09-20 12:59PM | 0 recs
There is no other Bill Clinton

The only one that comes close is Hillary, but she doesn't have the same political skills.

 

But those ships have sailed.

 

We have to save the Obama Presidency at this point.

 

He could seriously be a 1 termer if the left and the netroots don't engage the teabaggers.

by RichardFlatts 2010-09-15 07:59PM | 0 recs
There is no other Bill Clinton

The only one that comes close is Hillary, but she doesn't have the same political skills.

 

But those ships have sailed.

 

We have to save the Obama Presidency at this point.

 

He could seriously be a 1 termer if the left and the netroots don't engage the teabaggers.

by RichardFlatts 2010-09-15 07:59PM | 0 recs
This format sthinks.

I didn't mean to triple post and I swear I only clicked the post button once.

by RichardFlatts 2010-09-15 08:00PM | 0 recs

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