The Spoiler

Bill Clinton has cheapened the Democratic campaign and turned his wife's run into a co-candidacy. Here's why Hillary would be better off alone he damage her presidency as well?

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Former US president Bill Clinton introduces his wife, Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 25, 2008.

"There may be a better salesman than I am," Bill Clinton said, smiled, then paused as chuckles rippled through the audience. A better salesman? On what planet? This was classic, postpresidential Clinton, able to riff on his well-earned reputation as a mythic slinger of bullpucky. I should add that the topic in question was nuclear nonproliferation. He had the audience hanging on his every word about ... nuclear nonproliferation. The Bush Administration wanted to develop two new nuclear weapons, he said, while it was trying to persuade the Iranians to stop enriching uranium. "There may be a better salesman than I...

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