Bill Clinton on Obama’s experience
(recycled from New York Times)
CONCORD, N.H. — Bill Clinton might not be running for president again, but he keeps popping up in this Democratic primary race.
Latest case in point: This morning, when Barack Obama – with some ceremony and a bit of mystery – delivered the latest of his ongoing riffs rebutting the suggestion, by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Mr. Clinton, that he does not have the experience to be president.
Standing in a park here, Mr. Obama announced that he was going to quote what another former candidate running for president who had been criticized for not having enough experience had said in response to the charge.
“He said, ‘The same old experience is not relevant: You can have the right kind of experience and the wrong kind of experience,’ ’’ Mr. Obama said. He than paused for a dramatic moment to answer the question for anyone in the audience who had not figured it out.
“Well, that candidate was Bill Clinton,” he said. “And I think he was absolutely right.”
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