September 20th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Clinton on economy, GOP candidates

New York (CNN) - Bill Clinton disagrees with his former political adviser James Carville. "It's never a good thing for the president to panic," the former president told me during a lengthy interview at his Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York.

I had asked him about Carville's recent recommendation in a CNN.com opinion piece that it's time for the White House to panic and for the president to fire some people and indict some Wall Street big shots for supposedly causing the country's economic meltdown. Carville, a CNN political contributor, is deeply worried about the economic and political crisis facing the president right now just as he gears up for his re-election campaign.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Its obvious, Carville has been sleeping with the enemy.

    September 20, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. diridi

    What Obama needs to do is not Panic, just work on Tax code in this nation, and cut defense spending. Listen, Israel is playing drama in the election as usual, those days are gone, not Reagan nor Bush days any more. Do not let that drama continue by Israel.....o.k, Be stern, and firm....You win Obama....none of the GOP, nor Tea thugs are reliable, nation knows...speak out-loud, and clear....your views...make them known to public, in America....they are uneducated, bunch of sheep....

    September 20, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I disagreed with James Carville, also. I thought a man who usually has well thought out opinions had lost his mind when he said the White House should panic. Heck, the election is still more than a year away. I will give the crypt keeper the benefit of the doubt and assume that he was paid to say something sensational. It's the first time I've seen his face on TV in a while.

    September 20, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. gt

    wish he was back or hillary

    September 20, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |