Slick Willy joined President George W. Bush for a Presidential Leadership Scholars program in which the two had conversations about leadership as president.
During one of the exchanges, Bill Clinton detailed that running a successful campaign means you must have a detailed set of goals that you can communicate to voters (which he acknowledged Bush did correctly).
He concluded, “If you want to be president, realize, it’s about the people, not about you.”
He eventually realized how that might be taken and redirected his comments to refer to Trump.
But it was already too late.
Hillary failed her own husband’s template for how to run a campaign.
That’s a very entertaining irony.
Here’s more from the Blaze…
Former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton had a warm and engaging speaking event Thursday in Dallas, Texas, at a program for the Presidential Leadership Scholars. Clinton’s answer to one question sounded suspiciously to commentators on Fox News like a critique of a recent presidential candidate.
Moderator David Rubenstein asked what the most important quality someone would need who is aspiring to be a president. After Bush’s very brief but insightful answer, Clinton responded.
“I also think you have to begin with the end in mind,” Clinton said. “You have to say, yeah, you gotta win the election. But why in the heck are you running?”
“That’s another thing I noticed about him,” Clinton said, pointing at Bush. “When he ran for governor against Ann Richards, he didn’t say ‘Ann Richards is a klutz.’ He said, ‘I wanna be governor because I wanna do one, two, three things.’ Couple of ’em I didn’t agree with. But he had an agenda.”
“If you want to be president,” he continued, “realize, it’s about the people, not about you.”
Howard Kurtz on Fox News said the former president gave himself enough space to deny the similarities to criticisms of the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign, but explained why some thought it was a jab at her lack of political skill.