As his wife twists slowly in the wind — a gale that is totally of her own making, one big question arises.
Why don’t we see him out there defending her, blasting the media, and repeating his ridiculous contention that “Hillary is the most honest woman in America?”
MESSAGE TO BILL: TWO THIRDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T AGREE WITH YOU
It may not be a marriage made in heaven, but Bill has vehemently defended Hillary through each and every scandal. Whenever anyone has attacked her, the former president has taken it personally and leapt to her defense.
But not now. Now we hear only the sounds of silence. And we only see images of Bill playing golf.
It could be that Hillary has told him to shut up. His interventions in the 2008 campaign were often embarrassing and frequently caused her problems. But they were also often effective. Its logical to assume that her staff urged Bill to the sidelines and that Hillary ordered him there. That may have made sense earlier.
But when you have lost twenty-five points of favorability in a few months and your husband still holds a 59% favorability rating, you would assume that Bill might be invited back into the tent.
We can only speculate on why the former president is so absent. Is he AWOL because they are having one of their frequent marital spats? When that happens, she literally doesn’t speak to him for months.
Or is Bill staying out of the limelight to keep the focus off of the questionable donations to the Clinton Foundation and the often shady sources of his $221 million haul since he left the White House?
Or some other reason buried deep in the fabric of the most baffling of relationships?
Who knows? But the fact is that he’s nowhere to be seen.
And she’s falling more and more each week.