The Democratic Leadership Council, a pro-Democratic Party establishment, argues that Clintonism "stands for economic growth and opportunity; for fiscal responsibility; for work, not welfare; for preventing crime and punishing criminals; and for non-bureaucratic, empowering government" and further says that these policies are key to the successes in the beginning of the 21st century.
On the other hand, critics of Clinton define Clintonism as (a) "coddling big money (except guns and tobacco), financial scandals, winning at any cost, flip-flopping and prevaricating or more generally, (b) "political self-preservation".
See also "Clintonesque"
HIS WAY WITH BILL CLINTON BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT, AND THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION JUST A MONTH AWAY, JOHN KERRY MUST DECIDE HOW MUCH CLINTONISM IS TOO MUCH. THE ANSWER DEPENDS ON WHAT THE DEFINITION OF "CLINTONISM" IS.
Jun 27, 2004; THIS WEEK IT WAS Bill Clinton's turn. Two weeks after the nation ground to a halt to mourn Ronald Reagan's death, the publication...