In her column in yesterday’s New York Times about Bill Clinton’s dazzling speech at the Democratic National Convention, Maureen Dowd suggests that after Obama’s second term Hillary Clinton may become president of the United States.
“It’s a transaction,” she concludes her column.
“Obama needs his Democratic predecessor to reassure jittery voters that the future can look like the past, with a lower deficit, plenty of jobs and the two parties actually talking. In return, Bill will have the capital to try to ensure that the past can look like the future, with Hillary as Obama’s successor.
“What a wild twist. Instead of ushering in the post-Clinton era, as intended, Obama has ushered in the pre-Clinton era.”