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Bill Clinton's Campaign

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Bill Clinton started out low-key in Hillary Clinton's campaign — but no more. As Hillary and Barack Obama have gone to the mat in the heat of the primaries, the former President Clinton is all over this race — up to his elbows in the fight, throwing real punches.

Obama's Iraq message? A "fairy tale." A vote for Obama? "A roll of the dice." Bill Clinton is suddenly everywhere, often red-faced and furious and wagging that big ex-presidential finger.

Should he be? For Hillary? For the race? For the country?

This hour, On Point: Bill Clinton, center-stage, in Hillary's race.Guests:

Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.

Lanny Davis, special counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1996 to 1998, author of "Scandal: How 'Gotcha' Politics Is Destroying America," and a supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Donna Brazile, senior political strategist and campaign manager for the Gore-Lieberman 2000 campaign. She is chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute and a CNN commentator.

This program aired on January 24, 2008.


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