Former Clinton White House adviser Dick Morris said Monday, "Bill Clinton does not want Barack Obama to win."
"I’ve spoken to several good friends who are staunch conservatives who have had exchanges with Bill Clinton in private," Morris told Fox News's Sean Hannity, "and at one point one of them quotes him as saying, 'You have six months to save the country'" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
DICK MORRIS: Bill Clinton does not want Barack Obama to win. I’ve spoken to several good friends who are staunch conservatives who have had exchanges with Bill Clinton in private, and at one point one of them quotes him as saying, "You have six months to save the country."
And he never liked Obama. They never got along. He is an in-law in a sense because she is in the administration, but, and he has to do what he has to do, which is what he’s going to do, what he did today I think in running around helping him raise money, and is going to do tonight.
But when it comes to a little jab here or a little jab there, you can count on Clinton to do it. And this wasn't such a little jab. This was throwing Obama under the bus. Obama's whole campaign is based on the idea that Romney is not a venture capitalist but a vulture capitalist. And here he comes out and says he had a sterling business career and crosses the threshold for qualification to be president, the exact opposite of what his candidate is saying.
Morris was talking about comments Clinton made on CNN's Pier Morgan Tonight last week that were seen by many as being very damaging to the Obama campaign.
*****Update: Fox News's Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday called Clinton "a double agent" for his recent comments about Obama.