Clinton Adviser’s Opinion Matters

Most Democrats can’t help but gush over President Bill Clinton and his accomplishments.

But, Bubba’s time in the White House wasn’t all fun and games.

A bomb went off in 1994, when Democrats lost a few seats to the Republicans in the midterm elections.

If you guessed 14 seats you’d be a bit low.

Try 24.

Wait, no, try 34.

Oops, my fingers are numb, I meant 44.

O.K. play time’s over, the real number was 54 seats.

Too often liberals forget that during the 1994 mid-terms, Clinton was only able to salvage his legacy by listening to a political adviser named Dick Morris.

It was Morris that taught the Clintons the concept of “triangulating,” whereby one would adopt as much of the conservative Republican policies as was politically possible, like welfare reform, to gain support from the American people–and–most importantly, implement ideas that helped balance the books.

Mr. Morris was a Republican strategist, hired by Clinton for his political savvy and intellect.

So, what did Dick Morris have to say about the second debate between Romney and Obama?

Here’s his entire analysis below.

If you’re a liberal you might want to triangulate your way over to an MSNBC website, this might feel like a 54 pound dumb bell just got dropped on your foot.

By scoring big on the economy, gas prices, and Libya, Romney continued his victorious string of debate wins. He looked more presidential than Obama did and showed himself to be an articulate, capable, attractive, compassionate leader with sound ideas.

Obama came over as boorish and Biden-esque. He did not learn from his Vice President’s mistakes. When a president gets into a bar room brawl, he loses his dignity and his aura, key assets for an incumbent. Romney was polite but firm. Obama seemed quarrelsome, frustrated, nasty, and cranky.

But the key reason for the Romney win was substantive:

1. Romney made very clear the case against Obama’s economic record and Obama’s rebuttal about 5 million jobs was pathetic.

2. Romney injected the China issue, big time, and tapped into a strong public sentiment on the issue.

3. Romney made the effective case that Obama is anti-oil, coal, and gas and that this has doubled gas prices.

4. Romney was very effective in differentiating himself from Bush-43 and in establishing that, unlike the GOP of the past, he was for small businesses not big businesses

5. Romney rebutted the attacks on him over Chinese investments.

6. Romney explained his tax plan well and to everyone’s satisfaction.

7. Obama erred in trying to make us believe that he always felt Libya was a terror attack. We all heard him blame the movie.

Obama scored points over the 47% statement by Romney, immigration, and by his response to the accusation that he went to Vegas after the murder of the Ambassador.

But this debate goes to Romney. It seals his momentum and will lead to a big win.


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