Speaking in New Hampshire, former president Bill Clinton just admitted how difficult his wife Hillary’s race for president has become.
“This has turned into an interesting election. We’re fighting it out in Iowa. We’ve got a little lead [emphasis added] that I think is solidifying and maybe growing a little bit. We’re on a home-field disadvantage here,” Clinton said.
Hillary has said previously she would “work for every vote” while campaigning.
Contrasting Hillary with her chief contender for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, Mr. Clinton said that the nation needs “not anger but answers.”
Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist. In a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll taken earlier this month, 43 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers described themselves as socialists.
“The real issue is: Who can win the election? Who’s prepared to do the job? Who can make real change?” Clinton said.
Clinton also stated, “I know we’re in a hard fight here and I know we’re running against one of your neighbors. This state has been so good to me and Hillary.” Bill Clinton had a close second place finish in New Hampshire in 1992, earning the title, “The Comeback Kid.” Hillary had a 2008 victory against Barack Obama in the state.
Bill Clinton said that Republicans in no particular order blame “Muslims, Mexicans, President Obama,” for what’s wrong with the country. He then added, “Or they blame Hillary.”