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  •  Clinton is very well-liked now. But at the time of (1+ / 0-)
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    his indescretions and other problems, opinions were not so high. I think a president's true popularity only becomes obvious aftre a few years have passed. Clinton is respected now, and I am sure that Obama will be too, when history looks back at his  tenure.

    You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

    by Thomasina on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:20:34 AM PST

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      Though as far as I am aware Clinton's indiscretions mainly mattered here in America and then mainly among conservatives. Most foreigners I knew, including some conservatives, couldn't understand why America was making such a fuss about it.

      But I do think it is well after the fact that a politician becomes more respected because then the kind of perspective I am discussing in the diary starts applying.

      Oh...and I forgot the kid from Nigeria in the lab next to me when I mentioned people I work with from other countries.

      FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

      by mole333 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:52:41 AM PST

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