This from Reuters about last night’s debate:
“I’m not suggesting it’s Hillary’s fault. I think it’s a reality that it’s more difficult, because there’s a lot of very good things that come with all the great things that President Clinton did, but there’s also a lot of the old stuff that comes back,” Biden said.
As Clinton fixed a chilly stare on him, Biden hurriedly added: “When I say old stuff, I’m referring to policy, policy.”
But how would this play in a partisan setting? And what if the candidate–and Guiliani, I’m looking at you–unabashedly brought up the ex-Presidents extracurricular activities in office?
Of course in Guiliani’s case especially it is a case of “he who is not without sin shouldn’t cast the first stone.”
Which brings up another factor. In a Clinton v. Guiliani matchup, do the personal dramas and “weird factor” cancel each other out because each has their own rather large and embarrassing amount of personal baggage?