Bill Clinton on Obama: A few years ago, this guy would be getting us coffee.

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I think the reason Bill said this to Kennedy is because he thought Obama was to inexperienced compared to Hillary and not capable of being President. What say you?







http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/01/10/2010-01-10_bill_clinton_told_ted_kennedy_that_president_obama.html



Bill Clinton helped sink his wife's chances for an endorsement from Ted Kennedy by belittling Barack Obama as nothing but a race-based candidate.



"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," the former president told the liberal lion from Massachusetts, according to the gossipy new campaign book, "Game Change."



The book says Kennedy was deeply offended and recounted the conversation to friends with fury.



After Kennedy sided with Obama, Clinton reportedly griped, "the only reason you are endorsing him is because he's black. Let's just be clear."



The revelations in "Game Change" are guaranteed to reopen the 2008 Clinton racial wounds that had been scabbing over amid his post-election public silence and his wife's high marks as Secretary of State.



Laden with potent pass-the-torch symbolism, the January 2008 endorsement of Obama by Kennedy and his niece, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg was a pivotal campaign moment that allowed the Democratic establishment to abandon the Clintons.



Bill Clinton wasn't the only one to bungle handling the Kennedys - the book says Hillary Clinton managed to alienate Caroline by fobbing off a key request on staff instead of calling personally.



When a group of prominent New Yorkers headed to Iowa to campaign for Hillary Clinton, Caroline "dreaded" getting a call to join them because she "would have found it impossible to refuse," the book says.



When Hillary Clinton's staffer called, someone "who sounded awfully like" Caroline said she wasn't home.



Bill Clinton, whose stock with black voters was so high he used to be referred to as "America's First Black President," severely damaged his rep in his overheated drive to help elect his wife.







Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/01/10/2010-01-10_bill_clinton_told_ted_kennedy_that_president_obama.html#ixzz0cGMgUSSH
 
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[quote name='U.S. Army Retired' date='10 January 2010 - 08:33 PM' timestamp='1263173597' post='96753']

I think the reason Bill said this to Kennedy is because he thought Obama was to inexperienced compared to Hillary and not capable of being President. What say you?





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I say your thinly disguised posts are more transparent than you realize.
 
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[quote name='U.S. Army Retired' date='10 January 2010 - 08:33 PM' timestamp='1263173597' post='96753']

I think the reason Bill said this to Kennedy is because he thought Obama was to inexperienced compared to Hillary and not capable of being President. What say you?

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You don't think it could have been because he wanted his wife to get the nomination because, well, it's his wife?



You really post some stupid shit.
 
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[quote name='Pragmatist' date='10 January 2010 - 05:38 PM' timestamp='1263173906' post='96757']

You don't think it could have been because he wanted his wife to get the nomination because, well, it's his wife?



You really post some stupid shit.

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And she may win in 2012, the Democratic nomination that is. And I will say I have a lot of respect for her.
 
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[quote name='Pragmatist' date='10 January 2010 - 07:38 PM' timestamp='1263173906' post='96757']



You really post some stupid shit.

[/quote]So reporting something coming out in the same book that just exposed Harry Reids comments on Obama is stupid? Whatever. Yes Clinton was wanting a endorsement but do you consider it racist in doing so or what do you think was the motive behind Bills statement.
 
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31299.html



Palin attacks the part about her in the book. I guess only some parts of it are true?:



Sarah Palin is pushing back against the blistering account of her campaign in "Game Change," the hotly awaited campaign book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.



Her spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, said in a statement: "The Governor's descriptions of these events are found in her book, 'Going Rogue.' Her descriptions are accurate. She was there. These reporters were not."



The statement was provided to CBS's "60 Minutes,†which includes material about the former Alaska governor in a segment about “Game Change.†Correspondent Anderson Cooper interviewed Steve Schmidt, top strategist on the McCain-Palin campaign, who said a campaign aide preparing her for the debate with Joe Biden “told us the debate was going to be a debacle of historic and epic proportions.â€



“She was not focused ... not engaged,†Schmidt told Cooper. “She was not really participating in the prep.†Schmidt confronted Palin and, he said, “She said, ‘You know, I think that's right.’â€
 
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I know you are attempting to get us to side with either Bill or Obama on this. Bottom line is ... Bill's wife was running for office and he is entitled to his opinion. See how easy that is?
 
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[quote name='Feslin' date='10 January 2010 - 08:53 PM' timestamp='1263174782' post='96773']

This begs the question: Is Bill Clinton a racist?

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The question it begs is how much of it is true.
 
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[quote name='TennesseeRain' date='10 January 2010 - 07:49 PM' timestamp='1263174575' post='96768']

http://www.politico....0110/31299.html



Palin attacks the part about her in the book. I guess only some parts of it are true?:



Sarah Palin is pushing back against the blistering account of her campaign in "Game Change," the hotly awaited campaign book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.



Her spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, said in a statement: "The Governor's descriptions of these events are found in her book, 'Going Rogue.' Her descriptions are accurate. She was there. These reporters were not."



The statement was provided to CBS's "60 Minutes,†which includes material about the former Alaska governor in a segment about “Game Change.†Correspondent Anderson Cooper interviewed Steve Schmidt, top strategist on the McCain-Palin campaign, who said a campaign aide preparing her for the debate with Joe Biden “told us the debate was going to be a debacle of historic and epic proportions.â€



“She was not focused ... not engaged,†Schmidt told Cooper. “She was not really participating in the prep.†Schmidt confronted Palin and, he said, “She said, ‘You know, I think that's right.’â€

[/quote]Schmidt a hired gun, and knows that Palin wouldn’t hire him to clean dog s#it off her high heels. So he’s using the medias hatred of Palin to try and set himself out there for the next politician who needs a hack. I would not be a bit surprised to see HIM working for a Democrat in the next election, in fact I’m betting that’s what he’s aiming for with this tactic.