Moderate, Like Bill Clinton
Isn’t this just too appropriate?
In a story confirmed by both campaigns, Block said in his posting that the meeting came about after a debate Friday night, when Block approached Caprio and told him “in a different lifetime I’d beg him to get me in to see the president.”
Caprio said he was happy to oblige, and invited him to come.
Block said Caprio snuck him in the side door of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, where Clinton was attending a rally for Caprio. He said he and his wife waited about two hours to meet Clinton.
When the Moderate Party began, many (including me) thought it was was a splinter group for centrist-to-liberal Republicans. That constituency exists, of course, but the group’s founder has increasingly illustrated that it’s perhaps better suited for Democrats whose radicalism allows for at least some financial sanity.
Block describes how Clinton’s first reaction to Caprio’s introduction of Block was perplexity. Perhaps Clinton’s transition to a smile is symbolic of public realization that “moderate” isn’t necessarily an implied jab at conservatives. Clearly, the nationwide election results show that many Americans who vote for Democrats see a leftward boundary.