Alternative History

William Jefferson Clinton
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Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 9, 1979 – January 20, 1999
Preceded by: David Pryor
Succeeded by: Mike Huckabee
Born: August, 1946
Hope, Arkansas
Birth name: William Jefferson Blythe IV
Political party: Democrat
Spouse: Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
Children: Chelsea Clinton
Alma mater: Georthetown University
Yale Law School
Occupation: Lawyer
Religion: Baptist

William Jefferson Blythe Clinton

Former Governor of Arkansas, and two-time unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination (1992, 2000). He retired from active politics in 2000 and began a series of successful speaking engagements, heavily promoting his "Third Way" for the Democratic Party, which was widely considered to be "suicidally liberal" after defeats in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004.

He is often credited for the victory of Democratic conservative John Breaux in the 2000 Democratic primaries, where Clinton, who later left that race due to more rumors of adultery, openly said that if the Democrats were finished if they didn't "start talking faith, freedom, and fiscal responsibility".

Clinton, very popular both in the Party and on the lecture circuit, has been given many sympathetic treatments in the media and by political pundits, who believe that if not for his sexual "misadventures", he may have become President himself, either in 1992 or 2000.

His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton ran for US Senator from Illinois in 2004, but was defeated in the Democrat primary.