Bill, Not Hillary, Greenlit Infamous “3 a.m. Ad”
More evidence of what many suspected a Hillary presidency would bring with it: Bill Clinton 2.0.
This extremely revealing little factoid is buried in a story from Politico about the upcoming story from The Atlantic that details hundreds of memos that were leaked to reporter Joshua Green…
The famous 3 a.m. ad, written by Penn and approved by Clinton, almost didnâ€™t run: “In the days leading up to Ohio and Texas, the campaign kept arguing over whether to air the [3 a.m.] ad. With the deadline looming, Bill Clinton, speaking from a cell phone as his plane sat on a runway, led a conference call on Thursday, Feb. 28, in which he had both sides present their case. As his plane was about to lift off, it was Bill Clinton â€” not Hillary â€” who issued the decisive order: ‘Letâ€™s go with it.'”
This doesn’t surprise me in the least, but it certainly sends a chill down my spine. Because this ad was obviously going to be controversial and Hillary had to know it. So to have Bill make the final call instead of her speaks volumes as to how much power he actually had behind the scenes and how much she differed to him to make potentially campaign altering decisions.
In any event, I’m more convinced than ever that the Dems went with the right candidate.