October 7th, 2014
12:24 PM ET

Bill Clinton Plays Savior for Arkansas Democrats

Bill Clinton is drawing on his more than four decades of political experience as he returns home Monday to bolster Democrats who are fighting for survival.

Arkansas, like other southern states, is increasingly dominated by Republicans and the November election could decide whether Democrats can hold onto any major office here.

That's where Clinton comes in.

He's launching his biggest push of the midterm campaign season in Arkansas - a four-city, two-day swing of fundraisers and rallies.

Clinton is especially well positioned to help Democrats here. The Arkansas ballot reads like cards from his 1980's Rolodex.

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross was Clinton's driver during his 1982 run for governor.

Incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, who was 11 when he first met Clinton and whose father, David, was a political mentor to the former president, is one of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats. He will be at all four Clinton events.

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  1. Franko K.

    Bet billie agrees with LIAR Re. Benghazi Hillary – remember – she said she wants to get rid of the Electoral College – put in along with 2 Senators from every state to be sure the riff-raff in cities don't rule.
    From Wikipedia: In November 2000, Clinton called for a Constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College, replacing it with a national popular vote, saying "we are a very different country than we were 200 years ago.... I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people."
    You doofus Sillary we are a Representative Republic.
    Search: "Destroying the Electoral College: The Anti-Federalist National Popular Vote Scheme"
    Missives below explain why we must fight to the death to keep the greatest government – not a pure democracy but a Representative Republic with checks and balances including an Electoral College.
    "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." – – Thomas Jefferson
    "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."
    The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage." - Alexander Tyler

    October 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Reply

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