Bill Clinton Defends Disenfranchising Nevada Voters

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If you haven’t heard yet, back in March 2007 Nevada made it okay for workers on the Las Vegas strip to caucus in several casinos around the area. That way they could ACTUALLY get a vote. If that didn’t happen, there’s probably no way they could go back to where they live during their lunch break and caucus.

Cut to two days after Barack Obama gets endorsed by the Culinary Workers Union last week, and we find that supporters of Hillary Clinton (not the official campaign) have filed a lawsuit trying to make it illegal for those workers to caucus where they work.

A reporter in Las Vegas asked Bill Clinton why the campaign hasn’t taken a stronger stance against this lawsuit, and Bill got a little upset.

This is yet another reason why having Bill on the campaign trail is not a good idea for Hillary. Let’s just put aside that it sends the message we’ll have a dual presidency. Let’s put aside the fact that having a two term president actively attacking a rival primary candidate is pretty much unprecedented.

Instead, focus on whether or not you think his anger was justified after that exchange. Because for my money, it wasn’t. And this has become a trend with Clinton in recent years when he’s asked difficult question. He puffs up and starts getting defensive REALLY quick. Not the most effective way to get people to believe that you haven’t taken a position on the lawsuit. In fact, he defended its merits quite succinctly.

No, they’re not behind it. No, not at all.