Bill Clinton to Deliver Major Speech at Democratic Convention

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Although he's repeatedly veered off the Obama reelection campaign message and generated fodder for Obama's Republican rival, the Times reports that it will be announced on Monday that former president Bill Clinton will make a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention in September. “There isn’t anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton,” David Axelrod said on Sunday. “He can really articulate the choice that is before people.”

Indeed he can articulate that choice in Obama's favor, so long as Clinton provides more statements about how a Romney presidency would be "calamitous for our country and the world," and fewer compliments about Romney's "sterling business career at Bain Capital." That, or pushing for the extension of the Bush tax cuts, for which Clinton later apologized. If all else fails: a Bill Clinton thumbs-up hologram.