May 14th, 2009
12:05 PM ET
5 years ago

Bill Clinton glad to be political, even if Hillary can't

Bill Clinton is campaigning in Virginia for his friend Terry McAuliffe.
Bill Clinton is campaigning in Virginia for his friend Terry McAuliffe.

(CNN) – Bill Clinton is happy he can still dabble in the world of politics, even if Hillary Clinton can't.

Clinton said as much while campaigning in Norfolk on Thursday for his friend Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking the Virginia governorship.

"All of you know that we're very close friends," Clinton said of McAuliffe before the Virginia crowd. "All of you know that he did a great deal for me and our family."

"Hillary and I love him," Clinton continued. "And now that President Obama has given her a job that requires that she not ever participate in politics as long as she's Secretary of State, I'm the only one that can say that we love him."


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soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. Mississippi Mike

    Hillary is spreading her rotten politics all over the world. Bill is a moron and keeps proving it. He needs to fade into the sunset like the good washed up D-list celebrity that he is.

    May 14, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  2. Dave

    Yeah I bet he loves to still schmooze in the political arena. He more or less has to to keep up appearances and to keep the Clinton/Bush drug trade going.

    May 14, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. Laverne

    Good for President Obama, I love Hillary, but he knew she would be campaigning for president otherwise.

    May 14, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. Rudra Aryal

    Mr. Clinton is one of the wondeful leaders who really could move forward with millions of people for a certain aim. I rank him and Obama in a same weight.

    May 14, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I luv ya Bubba, but I'm voting for Moran.

    May 14, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. donttreadonme

    Your are right Bill, people shouldn't hunt with Cheney and they also shouldn't let your daughters intern for this guy.

    May 14, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. Ann

    You get it? This guy is the smartest politician we'll have in our time.

    May 14, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  8. yuri

    Bill revels in renewin' and rekindlin' radically different perspectives in political rambunctiousness. His bubbly enthusiasm is something to be revered, not necessarily for its veracity but for its infectious instincts. If McAuliffe wins, there will be no stoppin' Bill for sometime to come.

    May 14, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  9. Jayden,FL

    Mr President she wouldn't be out of Politics to long! Vice President Hillary Clinton 2012? perhaps

    May 14, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  10. phoenix86

    Nothing like $8 Billion in ACORN funding from taxpayers to get Bill back into campaign mode.

    May 14, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. Josh

    Bill Clinton is a D-List Celebrity?!?!? I think that's only true in Mississippi.

    May 14, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  12. Rick CT

    He's the one person who is most responsible for Obama being where he is today. He shuts his trap in SC, Hillary like wins the Dem nomination. So keep talking Bill and let's see how many more of those you support will fall under the weight of your miscues.

    May 14, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  13. Tom Paine

    God, just please go away.

    May 14, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. Citizen from NY

    Bill Clinton for Gov. of New York!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  15. RNC = DNC = politics as usual

    I wonder if all the Clinton robo-haters realize they are playing out the conservative hate mythology started to defame them. Remember the Ken Starr witch hunt?

    Be careful what you repeat without wondering where it came from.

    May 14, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  16. Rae from NJ

    You go Bubba!

    May 14, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. Voter

    Mississippi Mike:

    You represent what the rest of us think about Mississippi. And you prove we are right.

    You are the argument for drastic increases in Mississippi school funding!

    May 14, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. Linda

    Yeah, we know, Bill, you love a lot of people, especially the ones that...

    May 14, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  19. M.A

    President Clinton is one of the smartest and dedicated people to hold the office of PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES...he is and was for everyone ..........I hated how the OBAMA boys treated him in the primary...there is not a racist bone in this mans body......you rock President Bill Clinton...and yes you should run for Governor of New York....we love you and Hillary ...2 of the hardest working Politicians in my lifetime........

    May 14, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  20. Kevin in Ohio

    Go away Bill. You are history now. Lessons learned from our mistakes of the past.

    May 14, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  21. P. Y.

    @ Mississippi Mike

    You really must have some awful headaches from all of that moonshine you imbibe.
    Bill Clinton is loved all over the world and when he left office, we, as a country , were in good shape. His biggest problem is not our business. That is between him and Hillary. It is only people who think their religion should dictate how everybody else lives and idiots like you that keep trying to turn others against him.

    May 14, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  22. Fair is Fair

    Bubba... what was the reason you and your wife moved to NY? Carpetbaggers... both of you.

    May 14, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  23. Lois

    Hillary is just a fawn for Obama; he has stripped her of any clout as Secretary of State...she has no power whatsoever. I am just wondering (if Hillary and Bill are so intelligent) when they are going to come out of denial and realized that Obama has stiffled Hillary. It is so pathetic to see Hillary in her role.

    May 14, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  24. Randolph Carter

    Mississippi Mike, you and your friends need to go back to your trailers and leave the job of bringing this country into modern times to us: the well educated, high cheekboned liberal elite. I'd love to stay and chit chat with you Nascar loving nincompoops, but I have to pour another glass of pinot noir (that's wine, you knuckleheads), crank up some Erik Satie on my vintage high end audio system, make love to my stunningly attractive, slim European wife and then get in my prius and drive to the weekly meeting of the sinister socialist conspiracy. Have a nice day!

    May 14, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  25. Longhorn7

    Way to go Bill. We're going to need Hillary before this is through. Only you and her can pull this country out of the economic, no morals slump that Americans have fallen into.

    May 14, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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