Hillary Clinton’s “secret weapon” is ready to partake in the battle: Bill Clinton is preparing to enter the campaign for the primaries of the 2016 presidential elections to support of his wife. So far relegated in the rear, where he limited himself to private advice and to fundraising behind closed doors, the former US president is ready to take the field with public events scheduled in Iowa and New Hampshire, two key states in which Hillary and Bernie Sanders are close in the polls.
There, Bill Clinton is awaited by Donald Trump and his fiery comments: a battle at a distance that allows us to foresee hot polemics in the following months of the year of campaign. Trump, in the meantime, continues his run with no obstacles: The business magnate makes progress in the surveys: he has 39,3% of preferences in the face of Ted Cruz’s 12.8%. Marco Rubio is trying to consolidate himself in the race, trying to pass himself off as “the republican Obama”: young, experienced and able to give the party the twist it is in search of. Rubio, who had initially rejected comparison with Obama, is going back again and is now trying to take advantage of it, relying also on his strong points, such as his middle class background and his being the son of Cuban immigrants.
In the spotlight, however, is the challenge between Bill Clinton and Trump. The former president, whose house of birth in Arkansas ‘was damaged by arson in the last hours, had already’ exposed himself for Hillary in 2008, defending her from Obama’s criticism and attacks. Then, the former president had downplayed Obama’s victory in South Carolina, calling it “insignificant”, considering the high number of African American voters in the state. His most ‘intense battle now is against Trump, who does not spare criticism and jokes. Hillary’s stop in the bathroom which was longer ‘than expected during the last democratic debate and the comments of the real estate magnate fed the confrontation between Hillary’s and Trump’s campaigns. The Democratic candidate defined Trump’s words as”sexist”.
But precisely women may become Trump’s weapon against Hillary. Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The charges dated back to the days when he was governor of Arkansas and was settled during the Clinton presidency. His affair with Monica Lewinsky costed him impeachment in the House. “Hillary talks – according to Trump’s campaign – about war against women and is a bigot when she has serious problems with her husband.”