THE PLANK APRIL 16, 2008
He really does think this election is about him. The Boston Globe's Scott Helman reports on a Bill Clinton speech in Quakertown, PA:
Clinton's comments, to a packed high school gym about an hour north
of Philadelphia, were one part presidential politics and one part
legacy protection. His beef was with Obama's contention that many of
the problems facing the country today were simmering long before
President Bush took office seven-plus years ago.
"I think there is a big reason there's an age difference in a lot of
these polls," he said. "Because once you've reached a certain age, you
won't sit there and listen to somebody tell you there's really no
difference between what happened in the Bush years and the Clinton
years; that there's not much difference in how small-town Pennsylvania
fared when I was president, and in this decade."
You almost get the sense that if Obama would just show Bill the proper respect, he'd lean on his wife to get out of the race.