No one in modern politics is better at coming up with a pithy sound bite that sounds like a piece of home-spun wisdom than Bill Clinton. Just take this line of his from a TV interview when asked about the criticism of Hillary that says she is too much of an insider to change things:
“"They often use…Cheney and Rumsfeld and they say…well, ‘if experience counted’…they say this to Democratic audiences…that’s like saying because all malpractice is committed by doctors, next time you need surgery, you should go to an auto mechanic…"
It is this ability to deflect an attack without sounding like he’s engaging in politics that makes Bill such a priceless asset for the Clinton campaign. It says much about how good he is, that they’re putting him front and centre so much despite the obvious risks.
Hat Tip: The Corner