Former President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail for his wife on Jan. 4 in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced Monday. His first campaign trip for the former Secretary of State will be in Nashua, followed by another event later that afternoon in Exeter. The visit marks the former president’s first solo trip for his wife with headline events in Exeter and Nashua that day, where he is expected to discuss the choice voters face in 2016, according to the campaign. Bill will try to convince voters that his wife is the best choice for the Presidential Democratic ticket in 2016.
Bill Clinton still popular despite Trump comment
The announcement of Bill’s campaign for his wife comes after GOP frontrunner Donald Trump released a flood of attacks against the former president, of his infidelities while at the White House. An NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll this year still found that Bill Clinton remains very popular with the general public, with 56 percent of respondents giving him a positive rating and only 26 percent rating him negatively.
“President Clinton knows that the stakes are higher than ever this election year. He knows the people of New Hampshire want a president who will create shared prosperity, so that everyone has a chance at a brighter future. And, he knows Hillary Clinton is prepared to do that job,” Clinton’s campaign said in a statement according to the Politico.
Donald Trump may be ready to bring up the more sordid parts of Bill Clinton’s history, but one of his opponents for the nomination was out to point some of the former president’s attributes. “He’s still immensely popular with Democrats….He’s still popular with a lot of Americans,” Mike Huckabee said.
Huckabee, who, like Bill Clinton, served as governor of Arkansas, then went on to praise Clinton’s political skills. According to the CBS, Huckabee said: “After seven years of Obama, a lot of Republicans would take Bill Clinton back — warts and all — just because at least he understood how to govern.”