One of the more under-reported stories of Campaign 2016, amidst the battles between Hillary and Bernie and the antics of Donald Trump, has been the fall from grace of William Jefferson Clinton, former president of the United States. Hillary Clinton hoped to deploy her husband to goose up her poll numbers, stoking the fires of 1990's nostalgia when peace and prosperity prevailed. Instead, he seems to be shambling about from tiny event to tiny event, elderly, slow, with the magic gone. The Clinton of 2016 is a far cry from the Clinton of 1992 when he rocked and rolled his way to the White House to the strains of “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.”
More ominously, former President Clinton’s approval number is down to 39 percent. That is below the levels of President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. How is it that Bill Clinton has fallen so hard from grace?
Back in the 1990's, Clinton caused scandal after scandal because of his propensity to bed any woman who moved in his line of vision. Indeed, a dalliance with an intern named Monica Lewinsky blighted his second term and led to impeachment. But, even when more disturbing stories concerning women like Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey surfaced, the media rolled its collective eyes. What did Clinton’s sexual addiction have to do with the fact that he was keeping the Republican hordes at bay?
Fast forward 16 years and Clinton has found that the country has changed. People are taking a dim view of nonconsensual sex (called rape by the politically incorrect). Allegations of his having roofied a number of women have ruined the formerly beloved Bill Cosby. In retrospect, it was only a matter of time before Bill Clinton’s various sins would catch up with him as well.
The ending of Bill Clinton, who once bestrode the world and a number of bedrooms like a colossus, is a sad, pathetic spectacle. His very word once shook the Earth. Now, he ambles about, unnoticed, when he is not despised. The women he and his wife have abused over the years can derive some satisfaction from this fact. #Election 2016 #Democratic Party