Fear of Lefty Obama Gets Bill Behind Mac

Centrist ex-prez has common ground with Republican, and his win sets up Hillary in '12
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 26, 2008 4:50 PM CDT
Clinton is a centrist, more like McCain, says Simon.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – If Bill Clinton seems to be sabotaging Barack Obama's campaign, it may not only be for Hillary's presumed 2012 run, but because he prefers John McCain, Roger Simon writes in Pajamas Media. Since "showing up" Obama with his convention speech, Clinton has been "lavishing praise" on McCain and defending his desire to delay tonight’s debate—perhaps because he “wants Obama to lose.”

"We must remember that Clinton is a centrist (like Bush and, even more, McCain). Maybe, like many of us, Bill Clinton is genuinely worried" about an Obama victory, Simon writes.