The pundits of the late 90's were worried about the effect that Bill Clinton's behavior would have on America. They were worried, and rightly so, about the message that it would send to us and our kids about sex, lying, justifying bad behavior, selfishness and more.
And they may have been right had 9/11 not occurred and stiffened a lot of spines. If we had been allowed to continue on with business as usual, we may not have been shocked out of the morass of "the end justifies the means" and "if it feels good, do it" relativism that he embodied.
Thankfully, many, many people were awakened by the tragedy of 9/11.
But Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's legacy does continue. You can see it every day in the likes of Howard Dean, Michael Moore, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, MorOn.org and all of the rest of the extreme Lefties who are willing to lie, spin, twist, shriek and ignore every principle but one: Power at any cost.
Like Bill and Hillary, they have abandoned all principles in their pursuit of power. No lie is too big. No political tactic is too extreme. No personal attack is unjustifiable. No want is to be unsated.
Bill was good at disuising his extremism. Hillary wasn't, but if she kept a low profile, she could manage to get some things done.
The current crop didn't learn the "disguise" or "low-profile" maneuvers, but just went right out there and used the rest of the Clinton low tactics of "power at any cost". They are screaming out their true beliefs and they're turning a lot of people off.
History will judge him harshly, but his true legacy is to turn his party into undiguised left-wing fanatics. Unlike Bill, the people who are using his tactics of attack & destroy don't have the charm to pull it off without seeming like fanatics.
Americans don't like fanatics of any stripe.
Let's hear it for the Clinton Legacy!