FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Bill Clinton says older voters are supporting his wife because they're too smart to be fooled by Barack Obama's rhetoric.
The Boston Globe reports the former president also took issue with Obama's statement that many of the problems the U.S. faces were around long before President Bush took office.
Clinton told voters in Pennsylvania: "I think there is a big reason there's an age difference in a lot of these polls. Because once you've reached a certain age, you won't sit there and listen to somebody tell you there's really no difference between what happened in the Bush years and the Clinton years; that there's not much difference in how small-town Pennsylvania fared when I was president, and in this decade."
See, it's really not about Hillary… it's about Bill's legacy.
On another note, a new poll out might spell trouble for Hillary among voters of all ages. A Washington Post/ABC News poll shows only 39% of Americans think Hillary Clinton is "honest and trustworthy." 58% say she's not. Barack Obama leads Clinton by 23 points when it comes to which one voters think is more honest.
Apparently Clinton's fairy tale about sniper fire in Bosnia, and her husband's defense of her claims, didn't help much... especially when voters combine it with scandals that occurred while she was first lady, including the firings in the White House travel office and her financial dealings which resulted in widespread doubts about her trustworthiness.
Here’s my question to you: Bill Clinton says older voters are too savvy to fall for Barack Obama. Do you agree?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Older voters like me (I'm 65) remember too well the scandals of the Clinton years and his impeachment. Please just go away, Bill, and let us - the young and old alike - elect Sen. Obama and get on with dealing with the real problems of today.
Anthony from Wildwood Crest, New Jersey writes:
Bill is absolutely correct! These young kids, easily led, vulnerable, and naive individuals are falling for his rhetoric. Let's remind people that 8 years ago, some of the same made George Bush out to be a 'Compassionate Conservative' and second coming of Reagan. How did that turn out?
Terry from Virginia writes:
Bill Clinton has referred to his wife's age (60) in a negative manner on more than one occasion. Now he's telling us older voters that if we support Obama we're not savvy. Why am I not surprised that an aging frat boy who digs younger chicks would make some of the dumbest remarks I've ever heard made during this campaign? Maybe he's just bitter.
Bill, please go back to New York. You are beginning to sound as if you don't know which team you are supposed to be playing for. Why, why dear god, are you giving the Obama team so much ammunition? Why, why are you sabotaging your wife's campaign? Could it be that you don't want to be "first lady"?
Tracy from California writes:
In desperate times, people want to hear what they want to hear. Obama's rhetoric has a feel good message. I am a middle aged, highly -educated voter who wants solutions and a clear direction. Obama's soundbites may be inspiring but his message won't get oil under $114 a barrel or make the world a safer place.
Martha from Los Angeles writes:
Depends what the meaning of "older" is. I'm an older voter, by Clinton's standards for his wife (60 and gets tired by 11 at night). I'm also a clear convert to Obama and am now wildly enthusiastic for him.
Yvonne from Atlanta writes:
The savvy older voters are voting for Obama. The stupid older voters are not.