"I predict that Senator Obama will win and win pretty handily," he [Bill Clinton] said."
And as the old song goes,
"Don'tÂ Mess With Bill".Â
The news report went on to say,
"Obama interjected: "You can take it from the president of the United States. He knows a little something about politics."
Bill Clinton does indeed know "a little something about politics".Â In an interview on Larry King Live, in April 2007, I recall when asked about Barack Obama, President Clinton smiled, and with seeming reluctance, conceded, andÂ describedÂ Obama asÂ
"a brilliant politician"; what a tribute to someone who had only declared his nomination 2 months prior, and who didn't -- according to the polls, and pundits back then -- stand a chance of winning the Democratic nomination for President.Â But that was then, and now?Â
Now, he faces a far less challenging opponent in the McCain/Palin ticket, or not?
Now, he faces these things:
- fear and fearmongers
- lies, innuendo and rumors
or . . .
- an American people who shall rise above the first two
The "wheres" and the "hows" that causeÂ Senator Barack ObamaÂ to continues to arise each morning with this undying faith in the American people is far beyond me, but he does.Â He seems to think so highly of the American people, and that their "journeys", their problems, and issues are his.Â He sees in them the lives of his mother, his grandparents, and even the futures of his children and all the Little Ones, and the Young Ones.Â That is what his words,
"yes WE can"
are all about, for those of you who didn't know.Â
He keeps saying that his candidacy has not been about him, nor has it ever been about him.Â How many of you really think that a Harvard Law School Graduate, + all his other credentials, shall really have any worries in life, especially financial worries?Â Â How many of you REALLY think that he really needs to be doing this, if he weren't trying to make a difference for America?
Obama is far above the curve, and does NOT need to deal with -- or expose his family to -- all the foolishness that people have doled out, but again . . .
He has an "unyielding and abiding faith in the American people."
[sigh] My editorial comment.
For your approval (or disapproval), the article about Bill Clinton's prediction:
Strictly Presidential in the Oval Office.
Left to right: Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Jackie and John Kennedy