I’m surprised she would come right out and say this:
“In an election year when Bill Clinton’s policies and personal indiscretions have faced intense scrutiny, Hillary Clinton is beginning to shape the role her husband would play in her administration, zeroing in on economic growth and job creation as crucial missions for the former president.
Mrs. Clinton told voters in Kentucky on Sunday that Mr. Clinton would be “in charge of revitalizing the economy, because, you know, he knows how to do it,” especially “in places like coal country and inner cities.” Earlier this month, she told West Virginians that her husband has “got to come out of retirement and be in charge” of creating jobs. …”
Trump already had plenty of ammunition from the Bill Clinton years to hit Hillary on the economy: NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, permanent normal trade relations with China, and the Financial Services Modernization Act. When Bill Clinton was president in the 1990s, Wall Street practically ran the US economy through Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers.
The truly pivotal decisions that have shaped the American economy over the past 20 years – PNTR with China, the WTO, NAFTA, and Wall Street deregulation – took place on Bill Clinton’s watch. George W. Bush only added a relatively small tax cut and a few minor free-trade agreements. Obama, too, hasn’t changed much. The economic collapse of 2008 was set in motion by Bill Clinton and Phil Gramm.
I assumed Hillary would try to distance herself from Bill’s globalist economic record in light of Trump’s inevitable attacks. Instead, she is owning Bill’s record and running on giving him four more years to build on it.