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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:15 PM

Just curious: How did Bill Clinton earn the "Elvis" description?

I first heard it by Chris Matthews during the convention but now Paul Begala in his essay, and Bruce Springsteen who appeared with Clinton (in Indiana?) used it, too.

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Reply Just curious: How did Bill Clinton earn the "Elvis" description? (Original post)
question everything Nov 2012 OP
blogslut Nov 2012 #1
sadbear Nov 2012 #2
Lars39 Nov 2012 #3
CJCRANE Nov 2012 #4
Bake Nov 2012 #5
question everything Nov 2012 #6
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #7
amandabeech Nov 2012 #9
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #10
amandabeech Nov 2012 #13
thelordofhell Nov 2012 #8
morningglory Nov 2012 #11
Cleita Nov 2012 #12
amandabeech Nov 2012 #15
JVS Nov 2012 #14

Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:17 PM

1. Because he is very enigmatic

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:18 PM

2. Yeah, I mean, they had absolutely nothing in common.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:19 PM

3. I thought it was from playin' sax on late night talk show.

Or maybe just generally having "it".

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:28 PM

4. I thought it was because of his accent

and Southern charm.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:31 PM

5. Elvis: One of the biggest rock stars of his time.

Clinton: THE biggest political "rock star" of his time.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:25 PM

6. Thanks. Makes sense (nt)

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:29 PM

7. ...

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:33 PM

9. That pretty much sums things up.

Those two remind me of the "Odd Couple."

Can you imagine them sharing an apartment?

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:39 PM

10. Have you ever seen My Fellow Americans?

That's not too far off the plot of the movie, two ex presidents who can't stand each other have to team up to save the country.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117119/

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:07 AM

13. I've seen previews.

I'll have to check it out now!

Thanks for the tip!

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:30 PM

8. Black Velvet And That Little Boy Smile..........

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:43 PM

11. Shows up late. Takes over the room. No one else matters in the room any more. nt

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Response to morningglory (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:45 PM

12. Yes and when Elvis leaves the building, there is no point being

there anymore. Clinton has the same effect on his adorers.

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Response to morningglory (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:10 AM

15. When he comes in, I expect to hear the Blues Brothers Band

doing their intro number--a speeded up version of Otis Redding's "Don't Turn Me Loose."

The only difference is that I don't think that Bill could do backflips onto the stage like Belushi.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:09 AM

14. Accent, charm, love of junk food.

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