The only Democratic president ever re-elected had advice for the current president on his debt ceiling talks: “Don’t Blink.”
Former president Clinton urged President Obama to not allow the Republicans to get the upper hand in debt negotiation talks.
“This is the political equivalent of the government shutdown when I was president,” Clinton offered, leaning back in a chair on stage. “The leadership of the Republican party then figured that they could make the White House blink…The White House could blink. I hope that won’t happen. I don’t think they should blink.”