It might have something to do with being impeached and letting an intern service him underneath his desk, but Bill Clinton believes he gets less respect than Ronald Reagan — and he isn’t happy about it. The surprising admission comes from a new piece in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, which quotes writer Amy Chozick after she spoke to sources close to the former President.
“People close to Bill Clinton have told me repeatedly that it irks them that Democrats don’t talk about the dignified, slimmed-down, silver-haired former president with the same reverence Republicans give Ronald Reagan,” wrote Chozick. The Washington Examiner also reported that Clinton “is aware that his legacy could be impacted by his wife, and also that he hasn’t been cheerleading her potential run, according to insiders.”
While most people are assuming that Hilary will run for President in 2016, Bill has taken a decidedly neutral approach to her political goals. Although he actively campaigned on her behalf in 2008, some are suggesting that he wouldn’t do the same thing this time around. “When people shout at him that they’re ready for Hillary, he simply responds with a ‘Thank you,’ rather than asking for their support,” claimed an insider.
Meanwhile, Hilary fans may not exactly want Bill’s support and find it frustrating that she remains so linked to her husband despite achieving political power on her own merit. “Obviously they are married and do things together,” said chief strategist Geoffrey Garin. “But they are two separate people with two separate identities in political life.”