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  1. 29 Nov '10 10:17
    Explain Bill Clinton's enduring popularity, assuming you accept the premise.
  2. 29 Nov '10 10:20
    He looks likeable, and his presidency was moderately successful.
  3. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    29 Nov '10 11:26
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    He looks likeable, and his presidency was moderately successful.
    His fans called him Bubba, he loved McDonalds and cigars....what was hard not to like about the man?
  4. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    29 Nov '10 13:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by John W Booth
    Explain Bill Clinton's enduring popularity, assuming you accept the premise.
    Moderate, pliable, always smiling, not dogmatic, good public speaker and comes off as human with human weaknesses.

    Also, people love to take down a public figure. Well, he was taken "down." Pretty hard, I might add. Yet, he hung in there and bounced back after intense embarrassment. People probably admire that about him.

    Also, the economy was good during the last years of his presidency and there was relative peace and prosperity... even though it may have had more to do with history than his policies.

    He represents the pre-9/11 world when communism was no longer feared and Islamic extremism was not yet feared; the good old days, if you will; the apex of the pax Americana.
  5. 29 Nov '10 15:42
    Originally posted by John W Booth
    Explain Bill Clinton's enduring popularity, assuming you accept the premise.
    If you were Southern you would understand that he behaved as a perfect gentleman. Unlike, say, that reptile-belly-crawler Newt. Some people still appreciate chivalry.
  6. 29 Nov '10 16:30
    Bill Clinton is an extremely corrupt man who should have been impeached for reasons other than sex with Lewinski. If sex was the only thing he did wrong I might think favorably of him too.

    The short answer is ignorance.

    Most people are ignorant to the fact that he is guilty of setting our economy up for a fall and only remember how the economy was booming during the last years of his presidency. He and little Bush should be hung side by side for treason!
  7. 29 Nov '10 16:34
    The corporate news media is protecting him from the facts that are unfavorable to him.

    Propaganda by omission.

    It is the establishments way of rewarding him for a job well done and his job was to screw us over.
  8. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    29 Nov '10 20:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by John W Booth
    Explain Bill Clinton's enduring popularity, assuming you accept the premise.
    Perhaps being a President who gave America it's only balanced budget (a surplus actually) in many decades, as well as being the lone voice of reason when Republicans in Congress shut down the government in the 90's, may have had something to do with it. Conservatives will be quick to pounce on his womanizing ways. I agree, he has some things to answer for in this area. Nevertheless, he was a President who insisted on fiscal responsibility, enviornmental stewardship, and working with other countries to solve threats of terror and piracy, rather than trying to police the world the way his succesor did.