Last night, when our blog reader Kyle linked a report about former Clinton advisor saying he thought the former president didn’t want the incumbent president to win reelection, I quipped, “if Obama doesn’t win, then Bill Clinton will have his status as the nation’s top Democrat restored. And he will be the only Democrat since FDR elected to two terms in his own right.” Earlier today, Ann Althouse also linked the Morris video.
Seems Clinton’s supposed non-support for Obama is the buzz of the blogosphere today. Memeorandum linked the other Roger Simon’s Politico piece where he offered that “Bill Clinton is pretty good at sabotaging Obama’s strategy.” William Kristol takes issue with Simon’s presence (that the former president is “out of control on 2012”) for a number of reasons, among them one similar to my own, “An Obama reelection loss would leave Clinton as the only twice-elected (i.e., successful) Democratic president since FDR.”
Kristol also suspects that Clinton feels Obama’s account of the past thirty years “doesn’t sit well with America’s 42nd president”: “In Obama’s recounting of recent American history, Clinton tends to be a hapless parenthesis between Reagan-Bush and Bush II.”
Ed Morrissey also takes the other Roger Simon to task.