A new political ad put out by the Obama reelection team features--not President Obama--but former President Bill Clinton.
In glowing terms, Bill Clinton speaks as to why our current Commander In Chief should have a second term. The pitch comes across as sincere and from the heart.
There are those who are expressing surprise at how strong Bill Clinton has become in his support, and how far he seems willing to go to get a former adversary reelected. He is already committed to a busy schedule of campaign appearances--mostly where the President needs help with blue collar white workers.
Many observers are puzzled by Bill Clinton's eagerness to help the man who took away the 2008 Democratic nomination from his wife, Hillary Clinton--who had once been considered the "inevitable" GOP choice.. The Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton primary contests were bitter, bruising battles.
In looking for a reason for Bill Clinton's support, it would be enough, perhaps, to simply state the obvious--the fact that the two men are ideologically compatible. But there's something more.
As he goes all out for Barack Obama in 2012, Bill Clinton could be looking ahead to 2016, when Hillary Clinton might well make another Presidential run. And if she does, Barack Obama's wholehearted endorsement and campaign commitment would be invaluable.