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You Owe Us


One of the most interesting elements of the Clinton implosion in the past week has been the way Bill Clinton has chosen anger and resentment as his mode of persuasion. It’s something he did quite a lot to Republicans in the 90s, of course: that disappointment bordering on anger that “these folks” would do whatever it was they were doing. But to see it employed against Democratic primary voters, and to see him more or less explicitly argue that voting against his wife is an act of ingratitude to him, is just an amazing laying bare of the petty egoism and dark delusions at the heart of the Clinton story. I just wonder: Does he actually think this could be effective in getting voters to support Hillary?