Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bill Clinton prefers Candidate Y

This is why politics can sometimes be interesting - when the buzz words come down and there is insight into what politicians really think, even if you have to sift through it a little:
Speaking at a forum of ex-world leaders less than a mile from the site of the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton drew an analogy that had many wondering whether the former president had made peace with the idea of an Obama candidacy.

"Suppose for example you’re a voter and you have candidate X and you have candidate Y," Clinton said. “Candidate X agrees with you on everything but you don’t think that person can deliver on anything. Candidate Y disagrees with you on half the issues but you believe that on the other half, the candidate will be able to deliver.”

"This is the kind of question that I predict — and this heas [sic] nothing to do with what’s going on now — but I am just saying if you look at five, 10, 15 years from now, you may actually see this delivery issue become a serious issue in Democratic debates because it is so hard to figure out how to turn good intentions into real changes in the lives of the people we represent."
Mmm hmm. So is there an analogy here between candidates X vs. Y and Obama vs. McCain? Or is he merely speaking off the top of his head? Of course, this may have nothing at all to do with what Clinton actually says in his convention speech coming up.

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