Hillary Clinton says Barack Obama can rebound by taking page
from Bill Clinton's playbook.
By By Richard Sisk:http://www.nydailynews.com
Secretary of State Clinton predicted today that President Obama will tame the new crop of Republican flamethrowers coming to Congress by taking a page from her husband's playbook.
Clinton, who has proclaimed loudly and often that she's out of politics now, got back into the game briefly to opine that Obama's strategy will look a lot like what former President Bill Clinton did after the Dems got thumped in the 1994 midterms.
"I’m absolutely confident he can do that," Clinton said on ABC's "Nightline" about the 2008 upstart who beat her for the Dem presidential nomination. The trick will be to make it look like he's moving to the middle while sticking to his agenda, Clinton said.
"I don’t think that Bill changed his principles or changed his objectives or really reversed course in any way," Clinton said. "I think what he did was take a very clear-eyed assessment of what was going to be possible with the Congress after the election, and moved on every front that he could to get things done."
"And I think that's what you'll see President Obama doing," she added, while acknowledging she can't predict how the new crop of Tea Party and GOP hardliners will react.
"I don't know, because I don't know them," Clinton said. "I’m going to get to know them."
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