May 14th, 2009
12:05 PM ET
6 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. CHANGE.COM

    Mississippi Mike: I've been a participant on this forum for a while and have never read anything intelligent or positive from you. It will do you lots of good to go get some education before you post again. I'm sure Ole Miss will be glad to help you out, and Harley Barbour, your governor, will foot the bill.

    May 14, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Edward

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

    No, if Obama does well ... President Clinton 2016.

    May 14, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. Peter (CA)

    Interesting to see that the whiny right wingers who spewed on every topic during the election have been replaced by a new set of whiny right wingers who spew on every topic and prove they know nothing about it.

    For all his faults–and God knows, Bill has a bunch-he is still far and away the smartest politician of this generation. What do the right wingers give us? More ACORN BS. Give it up, the only arrest for voter fraud in the last election was a Republican operative here in California.

    May 14, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. bob j

    i hope bill clinton voice will be heard loud and clear i really like this man he was a great president as and avid obama supporter we need bill clinton to be a vocal presence for all democrats you go bill

    May 14, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    This phony, lying sack of crap should shut up. He is only doing it to meet women. He can give Obama lip trembling lessons when it all finally catches up with him.

    May 14, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  6. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Right on! Enjoy your time!

    May 14, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. A little sad

    phoenix86 May 14th, 2009 12:33 pm ET

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

    ******************************
    You do always supply some comic relief.

    May 14, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. Joe in NJ

    "Citizen from NY May 14th, 2009 12:42 pm ET

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

    Please don't give him any ideas.

    May 14, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. RealityKing

    At this point, Bill's just glad to be asked anything from the progressive media. Knowing that only softballs will be tossed his way do to his complete lack of morals. A good match with todays state run media.

    When are you guys getting a bailout anyways??

    May 14, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  10. Sniffitt

    A little off topic here, but oh well...

    Has anyone ever noticed that all far left guys are sissy girly men and all far left women are ugly. Whats up with that. Is it a genetic thing? I'm serious.... This should be studied.

    May 14, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. Bill

    He did a much better job with the economy than Bush, that's for sure.

    May 14, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. MJJofSara

    Glad to see Bubba back in the mix. Politics is in his blood.
    All the vitriol spewed in the posts here is just a load of the smelly stuff.
    Mississippi Mike is living up to his neighborhood. lol.

    May 14, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  13. munchmom

    Can he just go away-with friends like him, who needs enemies??

    May 14, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  14. Michael M. Noonan

    But for a Gap dress, he would have gotten away with it. What does that say about him.

    May 14, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  15. Kelby In Houston, TX

    I love Bill Clinton.
    I hate Terry McSomething or other

    I hope that guy loses, but Bill is still cooler than fan!

    May 14, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  16. dominican mama 4 Obama

    @Mississippi Mike May 14th, 2009 12:10 pm ET

    I was at the inauguration of President Obama, and the reception that Bill got from the audience when he came out of the Capitol was outstanding!

    C'mon Mike, "D-list celebrity"? Naw.

    May 14, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  17. YBM

    Both Bill and Hillary should be in jail rather than holding public office, or campaigning.

    May 14, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  18. Saad

    You are awesome Bill!!! You really are. It's that simple.

    May 14, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  19. Tired old Bill

    Thank God we elected Obama instead of Hillary – this period we're going through is painful but at least we'll see progress in the end, instead of going in circles like we did during the Clinton era (although it was still 50x better than the Bush era)

    May 14, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    And here we are 20 years later and it's the GOP that's wearing a "stained dress" (to euphamize their ideology)...LOL

    May 14, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. RealityKing

    Ken Starr witch hunt?

    You mean dick hunt right? Nothing like lying about sex in the oval office while your wife is in the green room..

    May 14, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  22. LIP

    Come on CNN...allow us to weigh in on Nancy (still in denial) Pelosi

    May 14, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. YBM

    Well, it has been scientifically proven that genetically black people are of lesser intelligence than white people. (true, look it up). I guess that explains the way the antichrist is doing things. i.e. choosing tax evaders as cabinet members, choosing Hillary and a lot of other clintonese as cabinet members..........

    May 14, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  24. LIP

    Back in the 60's, Playboy magazine ran a story titled Deny, Deny, Deny. It was what you were to say if confronted with infedelity.
    Bill must have read the story and likewise, Nancy (still in denial) Pelosi must have been looking over his shoulder.

    May 14, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  25. Ajay Jain, Garland, TX, USA

    Pay Back Time for Bill Clinton!!! Hillary will have to stay mum on politics till 2016. Then she can run for the Presidency of the United States!

    Hillary 2016!

    May 14, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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