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Bill Clinton: Obama No 'Fairy Tale'
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Bill Clinton: Obama No 'Fairy Tale'
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NEW YORK (AP) Former President Bill Clinton says his comment about Barack Obama telling a "fairy tale" about opposing the war in Iraq has been misconstrued as a criticism of the senator's run for the Democratic nomination.

"There's nothing 'fairy tale' about his campaign. It's real, it's strong, and he might win," Clinton said in a phone interview for the Rev. Al Sharpton's Radio One network talk show.

Clinton said his "fairy tale" remark on the eve of the New Hampshire primary won by his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was only intended to describe Obama's claim to have exercised better judgment about the war, not as a sign of "personal disrespect."

The former president, speaking Monday at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., had accused Obama of misrepresenting himself on the Iraq war. Clinton suggested that while Obama had spoken out against the war in 2002 while he was an Illinois state senator, Obama had moderated his anti-war stance during his 2004 U.S. Senate campaign.

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Clinton said black voters had a hard choice between the rival senators.

"If you decide to vote for Senator Obama, I respect you, because it is a source of enormous pride in the African-American community, and it should be. He is an impressive man," Clinton said.

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  -Bill Clinton: Obama No 'Fairy Tale' jefferson_dem  Jan-11-08 06:05 PM   #0 
  - Gotta Wonder Who Bill Is Actually Going to Vote For  Demeter   Jan-11-08 06:07 PM   #1 
  - Gee Bill, I think what you meant depends on  DJ13   Jan-11-08 06:09 PM   #2 
  - this is just like the non story about Kerry calling the soldiers "dumb"  CatWoman   Jan-11-08 06:17 PM   #3 
     - .  Hillary2008.   Jan-11-08 06:19 PM   #4 
     - It's a nonstory but still a curiosity with regards to former President  Mithreal   Jan-11-08 07:01 PM   #10 
        - Wow, what a post! Such deep thoughts!  KAZ   Jan-11-08 08:26 PM   #19 
           - Thanks for the snarky(?) comment and I will admit to being  Mithreal   Jan-11-08 09:54 PM   #24 
  - I'm sorry folks, but I gotta say that the Big Dog  rateyes   Jan-11-08 06:22 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, well he has a pattern of that  ZinZen   Jan-11-08 06:52 PM   #7 
  - the only people making this out to be a big deal  CatWoman   Jan-11-08 06:53 PM   #9 
     - And there are quite a few who REALLY want it to be a big deal!  karlrschneider   Jan-11-08 07:42 PM   #15 
  - lied about what????  CatWoman   Jan-11-08 06:52 PM   #8 
  - Molehills are only a small sign of what's going on below  Mithreal   Jan-11-08 07:16 PM   #11 
  - So, by your concern, I take it you're a HRC supporter.  KAZ   Jan-11-08 08:32 PM   #20 
     - Not true  Mithreal   Jan-11-08 09:49 PM   #21 
  - Anyone who believes that Clinton didn't mean the  rateyes   Jan-11-08 09:49 PM   #22 
  - Yup. That's up there with current doozies like  JerseygirlCT   Jan-11-08 07:40 PM   #14 
     - He's a politician...  rateyes   Jan-11-08 09:50 PM   #23 
  - Really, Bill?  Mithreal   Jan-11-08 06:49 PM   #6 
  - Clinton's deception....  earthlover   Jan-11-08 07:19 PM   #12 
  - If Bill had always been against the war, what must he have said to Hillary  arewenotdemo   Jan-11-08 08:07 PM   #16 
  - "In light of Hillary winning NH, Obama is a fine man."  tekisui   Jan-11-08 07:37 PM   #13 
  - olbermann played a clip of this--clinton was not referring to obama  orleans   Jan-11-08 08:12 PM   #17 
  - He was elected in Nov 2004  sandnsea   Jan-12-08 02:53 AM   #29 
  - Put a sock in it, Bill  Clanfear   Jan-11-08 08:18 PM   #18 
  - Actually, what he's explaining is exactly how I interpreted the original comment. You seem a bit  Harper_is_Bush   Jan-11-08 11:51 PM   #27 
     - Beautiful post. nt  Skip Intro   Jan-12-08 12:05 AM   #28 
     - I took his comments exactly as he (bill) described them, and don't know how you could to otherwise.  Political Heretic   Jan-12-08 07:43 AM   #30 
  - Can someone please post his original quote in a reply to my message here? n/t  Infinite Hope   Jan-11-08 09:55 PM   #25 
  - And that was the context in which the comment was made. Who's really race baiting here?  Skip Intro   Jan-11-08 11:41 PM   #26 
 

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