One of the most popular presidents of all time is Bill Clinton. No matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, you have to admit that times in this country were really good while Clinton was in office. Even after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, people still seemed to love him. It’s now 2013, and Bill’s popularity is as high as ever. Every time he came on stage with Barack Obama last year during his election, it seemed like people were cheering for Clinton more than Barack. It just shows you in the United States of America, everyone gets a second chance.
William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. Bill’s father died in a car crash a few months before he was born, leaving him alone with his mother. His mom moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to complete two years of nursing school so that she would be able to provide a good life for him. During that time, Bill lived with his grandparents who were very strict on him. A few years later Bill’s mom moved back to Arkansas, and she would move to Hot Springs with Bill and his new stepdad. Clinton graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1964 and after that he went to Georgetown University. After graduating from Georgetown in 1968, Bill went to Oxford University for two years. After Oxford, he would enter Yale Law School, which is where he met his future wife Hillary Rodham. They would both graduate together in 1973, and two years later they got married. In 1980, they would have their only child, Chelsea Clinton. In 1982, Bill Clinton was elected as the Governor of Arkansas, and he was reelected in 1984, 1986, and 1990.
William Jefferson Clinton won the presidential election in 1992, and in 1993, he became our 42nd President. He was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second term in 1996. Clinton was the first president in decades to balance the budget and actually put the country in a surplus. It seemed like when he was in office, everyone was happy and everyone was doing well. However, in 1998, rumors started to go around about him having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Bill was then impeached by the House of Representatives, was tried in the Senate but was found not guilty of the charges. He apologized to America and continued on to be our popular President. In 2001, Clinton would end his presidency with George W. Bush taking over.
Bill moved to Chappaqua, New York, the home-base of that state’s then Senator Hillary Clinton, as soon as he left the White House. He would spend most of his time writing a memoir and overseeing the creation of his presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas. If it wasn’t for Bill Clinton, I don’t think Barack Obama would’ve ever got elected, in my opinion. Clinton was very well respected throughout the whole country and he would back Obama all the way. Even though he didn’t agree with everything Obama stands for, he would do anything for the Democratic Party. With rumors of a potential presidential campaign for Hillary Clinton in 2016, I don’t think we’ve seen the end of Bill yet. We’ll have to wait and see what he does next.