October 31st, 2007
09:30 AM ET
15 years ago

Bill Clinton's three roles

CNN's Bill Schneider reports on the three roles Bill Clinton is playing.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's Bill Schneider reports that as a former president, party cheerleader, and husband of a current presidential candidate, Bill Clinton is playing three roles.

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    Hilary has the best campaign supporter anyone could hope for, the best political maestro in America, Bill. This dynamic duo will ride the crest back to the oval office. These two were destined for the role the have chosen for themselves. They are by far the most nature and urbane political minds on the American stage. WE ARE BLESSED TO BE ALIVE TO WITNESS THIS HISTORY BEING MADE.

    October 31, 2007 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    Not a chance! There is no way they're back in the White House. Politics as usual.

    October 31, 2007 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. Wayne, Greenville TX

    And let's remind CNN again of his fourth and fifth role, repeat adulterer and freaking pervert. Wolves in sheep clothing is what I see..

    Posted By therealist : October 31, 2007 11:04 am

    But he's only been married once, which is more than we can say about that Republican repeat adulterer (cheated on two wives – maybe three) and freaking pervert (known to cross-dress in public), Rudy Giuliani.

    Bill Clinton was a far better president than any of the current crop of Republican candidates could ever HOPE to be.

    October 31, 2007 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  4. Ian Pittsburgh PA

    Tom from Albuquerque, you have to be mentally ill. Not only was Bill Clinton an absolute horrible president. Not only was he a traitor, adulterer and freakn' morron but his wife Hillary is even worse. God help us if she is elected president. I think i'll deport myself to some foreign country. This world is being destroyed by friggin libiral democratic morons that can't see past their noses. God help us. I only hope im long gone and dead before anything serious happens.

    October 31, 2007 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  5. summus

    You guys are right- he is so immoral- almost as immoral as GW who lied to start a war for his own pursuit of glory- how many dead American soldiers now? More than the number of Americans Bin Laden killed on 9/11?

    I'll take Clinton immorality any day of the week.

    October 31, 2007 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  6. Ryan indianapolis

    Bill is alright, he is shady but what a politician, hillary on the other hand is such a fake, I mean look at the pic. have you seen a more fake person in your life.

    October 31, 2007 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. Dr Atomic

    realist, you need a better name. How about hysteric? Psst, Hillary is hiding under your bed.

    October 31, 2007 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  8. john williams san diego, ca.

    Wayne may have a point about Giulani cheating on two maybe three wives, whereas Bubba probably(?)cheats 364 times a year on his ONE wife

    October 31, 2007 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  9. Chris, Middletown, CT

    As David Koresch had his Branch Davidians.....Hillary has her supporters....they most likely watched the debate...and didn't see her not answer the questions.....cults are a strange animal....thats why Giuliani will win in 2008....60% of the vote – a social liberal and fiscal conservative....its what we need....bad

    October 31, 2007 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  10. Mike, Houston, TX


    Bill Clinton was a good president ONLY because the Gingrich republicans controlled congress at the time and forced the government to get spending under control. When the Gingrich republicans lost their leader, all DC went back into its normal mode of self-centered policy without regard to the nation.

    October 31, 2007 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  11. Rose Hillrose, Chicago, IL

    Hill is doing excellent. She's a true president with excellent ideas to take America no man has gone before.

    Goe Bless Hillary.

    October 31, 2007 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  12. LinnieFB, Corona,CA

    Hillary and Bill are indeed history, and we need to leave them there! Time for a new direction...time for honest answers and straight-talk. Time for Hillary and Bill to retire from presidential politics. Who wants to go backwards?

    October 31, 2007 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  13. Angela, Alexandria, VA

    Who cares if he was a pervert and adulterer?! At least he LED the country in the right direction. What about all these perverted Republicans?!

    October 31, 2007 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  14. Jeanette Mitchell 183 Stephenson Rd. Benson NC 27504

    Bill and Hillary are such a nice looking couple. She will be our next president Im sure of that . After all she was in the white house for 8 years, she is no stranger to all this political riff-raff. And I do believe If any one person running for president can turn our country around in the right direction It is Hillary Clinton!.

    October 31, 2007 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  15. Bob, Seattle, WA

    No problem for Bill. He is quite practiced at the art of switching faces and hats as the moment demands.

    October 31, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  16. Vijay Malhotra ,Windsor, ON;Canada

    Democratic way? VOTE ONE get one FREE ?Been there seen it all time to mend the ways and change the landscape of this Great Nation?
    Those who do wrong pay the price-Bill Clinton has paid with his fair share of SHAME.
    Also Bill Clinton THE PRESIDENT is the only one that took the country to pride itself as AMERICAN and left the country economy strong record surplus in treasurey and effective in international community with WORLD CLASS reputation-currently his services are solicited to mend THE MESS the NATION is in NOW in more than one way?
    The country needs a LEADER evryday AMERICANS can relate and feel PROUD again.People need a leader with experience and indepth nkow of how the system runs before they correct and change the course of events and economy?
    with NO sitting President or vice-president in the running it's time to go seek the next BEST and most experienced PERSON and choice is clear..you guessed...VOTE ONE GET ONE FREE..been there seen it all folks..we will FIX it.Be discret it matter to the whole world folks...they will be watching...

    October 31, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  17. jessica,springfield,md

    That look and smile comes after being a president. Now can we have some new faces who to come from poor and smile like you in 8yrs from now? Just suggesting.......

    October 31, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  18. S, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    What makes him a pervert? The fact that he slept with other women in office? There's quite a few more presidents that played that part. Hillary's not my choice for president but I wouldn't attack Bill because of something that happened almost 10 freakin years ago.

    October 31, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  19. ANY

    wrong link to the Video...

    October 31, 2007 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  20. JB Boston MA


    Bill Clinton has been accused of rape and sexual assault. Why would you ever trust someone who pretty much has plead guilty. He settled out of court for $850,000.

    Now, I don't care if they are an I, a R or a D. Regardless of who they are, they do not deserve to be in the White House as a Spouse or as the President. They deserve to be in jail.

    How can you defend a sexual predator? That is what he is. Or are all of the many women that have accused him of doing these things liars?

    Maybe once you question who's telling the truth. But when it has happened as many times as it has, you have to assume this man is guilty.

    October 31, 2007 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. Ron, TX

    I feel bad for Bill. He seems like such a nice guy. His wife, on the other hand, wow! He probably got quite an earful from Hillary after her horrible performance last night at the debate, that's for sure!

    October 31, 2007 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  22. r sisk, nevada

    When people continually comment on Bill Clinton's adulterous ways, I want to puke. Let it go. How does that affect your well being? When Clinton was President, we had prosperity, strong middle class, affordable gas prices, a healthy standing among our allies and the world. Look where we are at now. Jesus people, open your eyes. We have a jack-ass in the White House that has destroyed everything he's attempted to do besides making rich people richer and awarding his cronies with big unaccountable government contracts.

    I'll welcome a Clinton back in the White House over ANY other candidate. Hillary has the know-how and INTELLIGENCE to run this country. She is not attacking her fellow Democrats which I find refreshing.
    There is a boat-load of pressing issues to be addressed since NOTHING has been done on the home front these past 7 years besides our liberties being stripped one by one. We need someone to clean up after this dark period of history. HILLARY is the one.

    October 31, 2007 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  23. AJ, Chicago IL

    I'm not a Bill basher but let's be honest. Bill is one of the most likable presidents of recent history. He was politically savy enough to talk with people instead of at them (hint, hint Hillary). Bill Clinton came across as a guy who after hearing your problem would give you a hug, whereas Hillary would give you a solution.
    Hillary and Bill are celebrating 32yrs of marriage of which 16yrs were spent with allegations of infidelity by Bill. Give me a break. Clinton did a do a good job as president but many of his accomplishments would not have been possible without a responsible congress of which the Gingrich Republicans had the majority.

    October 31, 2007 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  24. Vijay Malhotra ,Windsor, ON;Canada

    OK folks BTW- if BARBARA-NANCY-and LAURA plus a host of other first ladies can run the show in the back seat-nothing wrong if a FORMER- FORMIDABLE and SUCESSFUL PRESIDENT THAT CAN'T BE RE-REELECTED, graciously RIDE in the BACK SEAT and run the SHOW to correct the course of things that most AMERICANS overwhelmingly disapprove coast to coast and to good extend even leaders in the world community regret the state of affairs this GREAT NATION is-sad as is ?
    For that matter even Hillary at her own is capable to do the right and bring the pride back to the mainstream AMERICANS...VOTE ONE GET ONE FREE...restore the AMERICAN DREAM..THE AMERICAN PRIDE-repaint the landscape of mainstream America...It's time for a real leader folks are ready to follow..

    October 31, 2007 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  25. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Wayne may have a point about Giulani cheating on two maybe three wives, whereas Bubba probably(?)cheats 364 times a year on his ONE wife

    Posted By john williams san diego, ca. : October 31, 2007 11:50 am

    Regardless of what may have happened in the past, Bill and Hillary have made their marriage work. As opposed to thrice-married Rudy Giuliani, who where marriage is concerned, seems to follow a "cut-and-run" agenda.

    People like Rudy do more to destroy the "sanctity of marriage" than all the same-sex couples in the world – combined.

    October 31, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
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