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I was reading a few takes on how some would have liked if the Clintons passed.
Hah yeah, for sure... but the Dems were going to take flak one way or the other on that and Blll was a prez and Hill was FLOTUS and a Senator and SoS, so... for the Ds not even to have them in the program ? the Rs would have gone about making some kind of hay off that.
Since both Clintons were there, the Rs may comment on that however they like and even haul out old memes because it's just what they do, but there was no reason for the Dems to hide the Clintons' lights under a bushel so to speak.
The Clintons have had their downsides for the Democrats and yet they've made some strong contributions to where the party is today in all its diversity... and by that I include strengthening the party's draw in the south and midwest in 1992. And on policy gains under their separate watches, they both do still have followings amongst various parts of the Democrats' base.
YMMV... and I'm in general a fan of the Clintons maintaining a low profile. For the rest of 2020 I hope they stick to private fundraisers.... I was relieved their part in the 2020 convention was pretty pro forma and just respectful, but not elevated enough to alienate some of the progressives who have been having to work hard just to accept the Biden-Harris ticket.
Sigh. Big tent can mean big management issues sometimes. We're like a large family squabbling over which movie to watch. In the end it's fun, but while 17 kids are pitching their favorites, maybe not so much.