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-- he's -- he's certainly kicked up a storm and he's also written a terrific best dollar.
His revealing new book painting the tense relationship between the obamas and clintons among others.
Despite President Clinton joining President Obama on the campaign trail my next guest says they're really about -- -- -- to the Democratic Party.
Joining me now former New York Times magazine editor in chief Edward Klein.
He is book is doing pretty well on the New York Times bestselling novelist it's -- you've only been number one for one.
Or -- for we -- congratulate -- that's a -- that's the that's terrific.
Number one on the New York Times best seller -- again.
This weekend restrictive great to have you with us you have got to find this fascinating to watch.
This president right now trying to find message trying to find is putting.
He is being.
He's really being buffeted.
By -- electrical headwinds from every direction from within as well as without.
The wheels seem to be coming off the campaign and I'm not saying we've got five months ago so maybe they'll get the wheels back on the right now.
He's got Bill Clinton.
Off message -- Our god Eric Holder facing.
Being thrown out he's got these weeks and national security -- You've got all kinds of problems including of course most importantly the economy.
And they don't they seem to be in total disarray.
And and it's it's a split between the Chicago.
Group who's running this campaign.
And the White House which is got a little thing is here listening to what Chicago -- saying but is very confused.
And and and apparently they're listening his role to Steven Spielberg and the rest of Hollywood suddenly coming up -- this brilliant idea.
Other at least being credited for brilliant idea of attacking governor Romney because in his stewardship and leadership of Bain Capital.
That is about as goofy an idea Spielberg is -- genius director.
That's a goofy -- it's -- goofy idea and it's not gonna work and Bill Clinton noble people.
Telling his inner circle.
I've been speaking to these people Latin factor of the of the day -- Not a long conversation one of them.
Who says that Clinton really believe that this is totally wrong thing for Obama to do it is not gonna work and it is.
Bone headed really because the American people are gonna buy it.
You know I can't help it's homeowners have the privilege of covering a few presidents in my career.
And Bill Clinton's Smart well.
And he's he's legitimately bright guy.
Very knowledgeable -- -- host of issues of broad range of issues.
When he starts saying things like this president.
He wants to say is very -- because he.
He said something the wrong way which was that the -- -- issues he's gonna be resolved before this is accident this is at stake this is a president.
-- former president who means exactly what he's saying and then coming back to the fold but.
This is a serious divide is this is not Bill Clinton making gaffes he's not making a few speaking.
Very clearly and carefully.
These matters because he's got his -- 2006.
-- -- And he thinks that if Barack Obama is reelected.
It's going to be a disaster for this country.
And the public will wanna throw the Democrats out in 2016.
Is when he wants Hillary to run.
Hillary to run whether that -- should not I think it's got another 2010.
There's a bubble -- and level.
Attitude in and and much of what he's saying.
And the ideas -- -- that president.
Some people forget that this is a president who managed to make an entire national media nation.
Parcel along with them by two letter word is -- -- this is a man -- with a pretty good intellectual gifts.
But so give us.
Both a sense of where you think we're headed here -- how was this president going to react now that he's obviously swear we've got his back up.
Against the the wall well you know I think I've said in this book ever written that he gives good speeches but he doesn't -- to run things.
He's never run anything in his life including.
The left three and have peers he hasn't really run the government.
-- he is surrounded by a small group of Chicago -- Who he who brought into the White House.
And he's got a tremendous problem reaching -- side unlike say the Lyndon Johnson.
Who knew how to use the powers and the levers of power in Washington this guy doesn't have a clue how to do that.
-- that you're describing and have described in the amateur.
President through his parochial.
If you will in both his friends his experience.
It as as a leader.
And Lyndon Baines Johnson your turned army who ran from his fear -- being considered parochial.
It's going to be fascinating to watch.
The intervening months as -- certainly will be -- -- congratulations the -- is the amateur Barack Obama in the White House.
Another week another person position and good for your -- -- much we're.
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