Obama Takes a Swing
by horizonr, Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 10:43:09 AM EDT
Three swings, actually -- quick, economical, precise. And he doesn't even break a sweat.
Obama was in Chicago last night for a campaign fund-raiser. A Chicago Sun-Times political
reporter caught up with Obama, then wrote up his notes from the chat for today's paper.
Let's just say Obama's got game.
...the South Side Democrat wasn't going to let anyone suggest the senator and former
first lady was more qualified to hit the ground running as president than he is.
"The only person who would probably be prepared to be our president on Day 1 would be
Bill Clinton -- not Hillary Clinton," Obama said when asked about unnamed Clinton backers
questioning Obama's experience.
"I think that we're all very qualified for the job," the freshman senator said. "The question
is who can inspire the nation to get us past the politics that have bogged us down in the
past. That was true, by the way, in the '90s as well as more recently."
It was an obvious dig at the political divisions of the Clinton years.
Clinton's campaign officials declined to respond.