Bill Clinton – Power of Example vs. Example of Power

August 28, 2008 at 5:20 am | Posted in American politics | 9 Comments

Bill Clinton gave one of his best speeches last night, including the line that “people the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.”

This clip is of Clinton’s entire speech, which is excellent.

UPDATED: I corrected the phrase.

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  1. Great speech (loaded with spin) and great line.

    Applied to Bill and Hillary Clinton I would have to phrase it:

    The power of deceit vs the deceit of power.

    • we went to war that killed countless innocent lives under false pretenses! who is the being deceitful now? reality and truth is irrelevant to conservatives, teabaggers, and rethugs!

      • great … i lov philipines

  2. You quoted that line a little bit wrong.
    BC said:

    People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.

    😉
    T

  3. thanks Trammox. I was writing that as I was watching, and not from the actual quote.

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  5. Hi Daniel!

    I wrote down only THAT sentence while I watched BC.
    I am surprised I got that right, because I am a bit handicapped – living in Germany, I have to listen to all of this american policy during the night.

    I need some sleep next week.
    Maybe I CAN sleep,..?
    Do I HAVE TO watch the GOP-convention?

    My poor stomach…

    😉

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