Erika Johnsen @ Hot Air
Seeing as how President Obama’s economic strategies have most definitely notworked, the Democrats are bringing out former President Bill Clinton for a prime-time speaking slot at their national convention — presumably so he can tout his “Hey, I’m a Democrat and we had balanced budgets and a robust economy during my tenure, ergo I have authority on the economy issue and I’m for Obama!” credentials.
Democratic party officials tell CNN and other outlets that Bill Clinton will be given a key, prime-time slot during this summer’s Democratic National Convention to make a forceful defense of President Obama’s economic policies at a time when the national unemployment rate is hovering around 8 percent.
Sources tell the Associated Press that Obama personally asked Clinton to speak at the convention and to place Obama’s name in nomination, an offer the former president enthusiastically accepted. Clinton’s expected to take center stage in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, the third day of the four-day convention.
Democrats are putting on a good show of being excited about the decision and trumpeting Clinton’s economic wisdom, but this is yet another carefully coordinated move to avoid talking about the actual results of the Obama administration’s actual policies by focusing on former glory and future prospects — but Fox News’ Brit Hume is calling this one like he sees it. I don’t really even feel the need to add anything. Real talk: