Politics

Bill Clinton Hits The Campaign Trail On His Wife's Behalf

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has repeatedly sent a message that her presidency would be different from that of her husband, former President Bill Clinton. During the former president’s first solo appearance on his wife’s campaign trail Jan. 4, Bill drove home that point, saying that Hillary had always blazed her own trail.

Recalling when he met his wife in law school, Clinton told crowds in Nashua, New Hampshire, that he “thought she was the most amazing person.”

"She could have written her ticket to go anywhere she wanted ... all she was really interested in was providing legal services to poor people,” he added, according to CBS News.

“Almost everybody goes into the White House with the best of intentions," he said. "Whether they succeed or not depends upon whether their instincts, their experience, their knowledge, and their psychological make up fits the times.

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“I do not believe in my lifetime anybody has run for the job who is better qualified by experience, knowledge and temperament [than Hillary Clinton].”

Bill’s speech was deferential and arguably less fiery than other addresses he gave at various points in his political career -- which Bill doesn’t seem to have a problem with.

"Especially when I watch the other guys debating ... I don't fit anymore,” said. "First of all I'm a happy grandfather not mad at anybody, and secondly, I thought an election was supposed to be a job interview. And believe me it's important."

Sources: CBS News, New York Times / Photo Credit: Marc Nozell/Flickr, WikiCommons