Always Be Converting your enemies. That ABC of politics worked well for Bill Clinton and he's still at it. In this interview, he makes the point that some Tea Party supporters are reachable by Democrats with the right, forward-looking message. Not that he's forgotten what's at the core of the movement.
Still, Clinton said that while he understands the general concerns of tea party activists, the anti-government rhetoric and the energy behind the movement would be a destructive force.
“The problem is that if you look at the financial energy behind the tea party movement, it’s not about restricting abuse of big public and private power,” Clinton said. “It’s about destroying the role of government in our life so that private centers of power will be untrammeled, and I don’t think that’s good for average Americans.”