Friday, September 28, 2007

Bill Clinton: I Had More Experience Than Obama When I Ran

(image via sistahtoldja)

Bill Clinton was induced to talk smack against Barack Obama, but, in his defense, Establishment journalist Al Hunt put him in an impossible situation. Hunt -- on this weekend's "Political Capital" -- read a passage from Hillary Clinton's autobiography describing hos inexperienced he was perceived in the 1992 election against George Bush, 41. Hunt then compared the passage to some of the attacks against hillary's closest competitor Senator Barack Obama. From Bloomberg:

"Former President Bill Clinton said he was far more experienced when he made his successful 1992 White House run than Senator Barack Obama is today.

'''There is a difference,' Clinton said in an interview with Bloomberg Television's 'Political Capital With Al Hunt' that will air this weekend. 'I was the senior governor in America. I had been head of any number of national organizations that were related to the major issue of the day, which is how to restore America's economic strength.'

''Clinton was 46 in 1992 when he beat Republican President George H.W. Bush to win the highest U.S. office, the same age that Obama is now."

Kudos to Al Hunt on the publicity.

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