Bill Clinton is on the campaign trail in support of his wife Hillary’s race to the Democratic nomination for president. Unfortunately, it is not abundantly clear whether her hubbie’s efforts are helping, or hurting. At least according to rival candidate Bernie Sanders, Bill is simply not adding value to Hillary’s campaign.
“I think some of the things that President Clinton has been saying are unfortunate. I do understand, obviously, he’s trying to do his best to get his wife to win the nomination to become president,” Sanders said on Mark Halperin’s ‘Bloomberg Politics.’
“I understand that my wife is doing her best to try to get me to become president. But we should not be making silly remarks.”
Sanders was referring to remarks former President Bill Clinton said at a campaign event for his wife in Florida last Monday. He said that the tea party (a generally Republican fringe group) achieved electoral success by making huge promises which they were ultimately not able to deliver on. Bill then compared the tea party to Sander’s supporters:
“Then that’s going on now in our party. If you don’t deal with the fact that we are too politically polarized and we keep rewarding people who tell us things we know they can’t do because it pushes our hot button, we can’t go forward together,” he said.