Steve Chapman: Why Are Democrats Cozy with the Clintons?


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It may be hard for young voters to believe that once upon a time, Bill Clinton was demonized as an incorrigible liberal who threatened the nation with military weakness, socialized health care and job-killing environmental rules—not to mention being a vile sexual predator. Republicans detested, vilified, and finally impeached him.

His wife was regarded as equally polarizing but even further to the left. Yet today, Democrats who would rather clean up after Ebola patients than appear with Obama are handcuffing themselves to the former president and first lady, writes Steve Chapman.