June 3rd, 2007
09:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Former President Clinton- ambassador?

WASHINGTON (CNN)- Senator Gravel and Governor Richardson both agreed that former President Bill Clinton would be of use to them in their administration if either were elected.

Senator Gravel would use the former President as a roving ambassador and joked he can take his wife with him who will “still be in the senate.”

Governor Richardson would make him a Middle East peace envoy, saying the former president “is needed in the middle east.”

– CNN Associate Producer David Gracey


Filed under: Bill Richardson • Mike Gravel
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    So I guess we will be seeing a whole lot more of BILL!! yippee! :)

    June 3, 2007 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  2. Lee House, York Pa

    Former President Clinton belongs in "any" administration but double the Clintons? TRUE power and they will get us back where we need to be in the worlds eye!

    June 3, 2007 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  3. Betty, Southlake, TX

    Senator Gravel's comment about Hillary was juvenile.
    Bill Clinton would be a great ambassador. The man is smart and personable and knows how to get people to come together and look for a peaceful compromise.

    June 3, 2007 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  4. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    It was a very nice question. Bill Clinton will be the best ambassador for our Country. He can do anything Hillary asks him to do because he is the most brilliant gentleman in the world. Obama doesn't have spouse like Bill Clinton, that's why he didn't say what kind of position for Bill Clinton.
    He doesn't know about 1990's politics. He is too inexperienced, he should try 10 years later. He needs to learn humble manner first.

    June 3, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  5. Mike Bronxville, NY

    Considering what he accomplished during his administration:

    1. Not signing the Global Warming pact.
    2. Began the exodus of US jobs by passing NAFTA
    3. Failed to nip the Al Qaeda threat in the bud.

    What exactly would he accomplish? Other than stroking his own ego?

    I think the country needs a fresh perspective. Hillary is the wrong choice. This world ambassador ploy points out that she has little of her own to stand on. She is using Bill to get another 10-15% of the popular votes based on days long gone by.

    June 4, 2007 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |