“it’s been an awfully long time since what’s good for the Clintons has been good for the health of the Democratic Party”

Ross Douhat:

I think there are any number of reasons (from my conservative point of view, but also from a liberal one) to prefer Hillary to Obama, and while Bill’s decision to go the mattresses on her behalf isn’t exactly admirable, it’s certainly understandable. (I’d probably do exactly the same thing if my wife were running for President.) But it seems like it’s been an awfully long time since what’s good for the Clintons has been good for the health of the Democratic Party – which suggests that American liberals, in their late-Nineties haste to defend one of their own against the depredations of Kenneth Starr, ended up making something of a sucker’s bet.

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