James Forsyth

Bill Clinton takes the gloves off

Bill Clinton takes the gloves off
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With Barack Obama becoming a more serious threat to Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions by the day, Bill Clinton has taken on the role of a silver-tongued attack dog. In a TV interview last night, he went after Obama hard on the experience front.

Take this quote attacking Obama's lack of national political experience which show just how panicked the Clinton camp is.

"In theory, we could find someone who is a gifted television commentators and let them run. They'd have only one year less experience in national politics..."

The Clintons know that the holiday season will pause the narrative of the campaign, so they are desperate to put a dent in the Obama surge before Christmas. If they don’t, it might be too late and a win in Iowa could carry Obama to victory in New Hampshire, then South Carolina and all the way to the nomination.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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