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Did Bill Clinton Question Obama's Ability?

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 05:33 PM

By Jim Meyers

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New comments by Bill Clinton have some observers asserting that he has once again questioned presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s ability to deliver on his promise of change.

Speaking in Denver on Tuesday at a conference of former heads of state, Clinton posed a hypothetical question, which he claimed did not relate to the current political campaign, the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reported.

The question: Suppose you had a candidate you agreed with 100 percent on the issues, but you knew couldn’t deliver anything once in office. Suppose you had another candidate you agreed with 50 percent on the issues, but felt would deliver on that 50 percent.

“Who would you vote for?” Clinton asked, adding: “It’s hard to turn good intentions into positive change.”

During the primary campaign Clinton repeatedly claimed that only his wife Hillary had the experience to deliver on political promises.

The Hill newspaper observed: “The comments are unlikely to be taken as an innocent mistake by those Democrats who continue to be angry with the former president for, they say, not supporting the Illinois senator wholeheartedly, if not implicitly undercutting him.”

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