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Clinton is helping Davis

This a New York Times article on Clinton’s very direct (and not so private) involvement in the Davis recall race. He is helping Davis. The article asserts that Clinton will go to California to help Davis, even more publicly. Note this paragraph: "Mr. Clinton loves all things political and anything to do with California, a state where he considered settling after leaving the White House. And he has hardly been shy about serving as the Democratic Party’s political consultant in chief. But Mr. Clinton was said to be particularly drawn to the California recall because of what he described to associates as disturbing parallels between the post-election effort to remove Mr. Davis and the impeachment that almost led to his own ouster." I guess I don’t believe that Clinton will end up publicly helping him if it continues to look like Davis has no chance of beating the recall. There is too much at stake for Clinton. On the other hand, it could be argued that because now (according to all the polls) it looks like Davis doesn’t have a chance, then Bill should help him and--if Davis should end up pulling it out--Clinton could get all the credit, and that credit would go a long way. Interesting stuff, if anyone can shed light on this, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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