Once, Hillary Clinton wanted to keep Bill and his baggage tucked safely in the backseat. Now, as panic takes hold in Iowa, she's set him loose, the latest swerve in a "herky-jerky" campaign that has hopped from strategy to strategy, writes the Politico’s Elizabeth Drew in an analysis of the campaign that once looked "inevitable." If the first woman president needed her husband to win, does that deserve an asterisk?
Bill got the call when Hillary decided to run on her Clinton White House experience. That strategy followed her short-lived “change candidate” stint, her “inevitable juggernaut” positioning, and a half-dozen other shifts that have made her look increasingly shaky. Now, she’s relying on a checkered first lady resume, and her would-be first gentleman, to win over the 45%-50% of Americans who dislike her.