Nostalgia for the 1990s is very in right now in pop culture. The same is true for Democratic politics. While Democratic candidates have been keeping President Barack Obama at arm’s length this fall, former President Bill Clinton has been campaigning all across the country.
On Wednesday, Clinton brought his road show to the campus of UC Davis, where he stumped for House Democrats Ami Bera and John Garamendi.
Clinton touched on a wide range of themes during his 20-minute speech -– everything from economics to history to Ebola to health care costs to, yes, how strong the economy was when he was president. But he kept circling back to one basic theme: urging the young, largely Democratic crowd to vote on Tuesday.
“A different America shows up at most midterm elections than shows up in most presidential elections,” Clinton said.
That different America is typically much more conservative. And for Democrats like Bera, who won his suburban Sacramento seat by a razor-thin margin in 2012, that different electorate could mean a different outcome.