In '96, President Clinton was discussing legacy with Dick Morris, his political adviser.
Clinton was obsessed with legacy. It consumed him.
Morris warned him: Your legacy will be terrorism.
History is going to be very harsh on Bill Clinton. It should be. Clinton left a lot of real problems on the table as he enjoyed a political boost from the high tech boom of the late 1990's.
The prosperity gave Clinton high approval ratings but they never translated into any electoral gains.
In 2000, Clinton could not deliver Arkansas to VP Gore. Arkansas' 5 electoral votes would have made VP Gore the 43rd president!
So much for high approval ratings!
History will be harsh on Clinton.
He will be remembered as a flawed man who focused exclusively on his legacy and ended up without one.
History will remember him as the man who "...did not have sexual relations with that woman".
History will be harsher for not having had relations with terrorism, North Korea and Social Security.
Speaking of North Korea, he negotiated a very bad deal that led to what we have now.