This is his interview on CNBC

And these are ABC’s comments

On a day when Obama sought to convince voters that he’s best able to handle the economic crisis, the former president said it was his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., who gave today “the most detailed position.”

Hmmm…maybe because Obama didn’t actually come up with one?

Update on this – McCain notices this too

“I’ve never concealed my admiration and affection for Sen. McCain. I think he’s a great man.

“But, I think, on the issues that matter to our future, the Obama-Biden team is, is more right,” Clinton said of the Democratic ticket. “And I believe they’re gonna win. But, I think that it will be competitive until the end.”

A ringing endorsement it wasn’t.

The former president said Obama “has offered some very specific and sensible economic reforms and healthcare reforms.”

Oh, Bill, you never praise Teh Precious enough….Well, they may have a point though

“Barring some unforeseen development like in– something happens in the debates we don’t know about. I– I– I– it may not be apparent in the polls until last week or two of the election. But, I believe that it will be apparent on election day. I think that– I think Senator Obama will win this election,”

Summing up Palin

“She is well to the right politically and religiously… but she has good intuition and does not impose her own beliefs on others. I can see why she is so successful.”

Here’s what he said about her

No, she’s a– she’s an instinctively effective candidate,” he said, “And with a compelling story. I think it was exciting to some, that, that she was a woman. It was exciting that she was from Alaska. It was exciting that she’s sort of like the person she is. And she grew up in a, came up in a political culture and a religious culture that is probably well to the right of the American center. But, she didn’t basically define herself in those terms,” Clinton said.

“She handled herself very well,” he said, “I get why she’s done so well. She, she’s, it’s a mistake to underestimate her. She’s got good intuitive skills. They’re significant.”

It’s a 10 minutest interview that made me understand what’s going on on Wall Street a little better. And convinced me that the people who knew what to do with the economy have been pushed out of the way by bigotry, sexism and pure hatred.


Riverdaughter has Hillary’s plan Bill was talking about

And LA Times blog also outraged about Bill

This week no “win handily.” This week no crisp sound bite. This week the election is seven days closer. This week still no ex-president on the trail for the wannabe.

I always knew the political leanings of the people referring to Clinton as “ex-president”. How interesting that they are advocating Obama’s interests now!

I like the review from Australia because they open with

Mr Clinton, acclaimed even by his enemies as one of the most consummate American politicians in recent history,

and they mention the 2012 question:

But if Senator McCain should win, would Hillary Clinton, who narrowly failed to capture the Democratic presidential nomination this time around, challenge the Arizona senator in 2012?

“I don’t know,” Mr Clinton said.