Surrogate presidency: Dem donors tired of Hillary have new idea: Run Bill Clinton instead
Here’s The HIll:
“Democratic fundraisers are urging Hillary Clinton to make Bill Clinton a bigger part of her presidential campaign, particularly when it comes to fundraising.
“The donors, who have contributed some of the biggest checks to President Obama and the Democratic Party, are disappointed by the lack of face time, overall communication and gratitude from Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail….
“Donors think Bill Clinton, who so far has been on the sidelines of his wife’s presidential bid, could fill a void for the campaign….
“[Financier and Dem donor J.B.] Pritzker conceded that Bill Clinton ‘may be one of the best retail politicians in my lifetime, so that makes him one heck of a good surrogate.’
“He said the former president’s first two fundraisers last week in Chicago were successful and ‘very well attended,’ and he expects that his presence at other big-dollar events will only help.
“’There is no better surrogate for a candidate,’ he said. ‘He is out there now and he is helping and it can only be a big plus for the campaign.’”
Yes–“surrogate”! It’ll work just like surrogate motherhood, where a behind-the-scenes woman gets impregnated and bears a baby for a woman who can’t conceive–but the latter is legally seemed the infant’s mother. Surely, if we can have surrogate motherhood, we can have a surrogate presidency, can’t we? He’ll do all the campaigning, but she’ll be the one legally on the ballot.
Posted by Charlotte Allen