Obama reacted like a President during financial crisis: Clinton

October 31st, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Former President Bill Clinton said at a rally that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama during the financial meltdown acted like what a president does in a crisis.

He said, Tell me what the right thing to do is. Whats the right thing for America? Dont tell me whats popular. You tell me whats right Ill figure out how to sell it, Clinton said.

Clinton said when the crisis broke, Obama called his own advisers as well as those of the former two-term president, Bill Clinton, Warren Buffet and others.

He called those people. You know why? Because he knew it was complicated and before he said anything he wanted to understand, Clinton said. Thats what a president does in a crisis.

Obama cultivated the image of a cool and collected leader during the height of the economic crisis last month, when lawmakers on Capitol Hill scrambled to draft a workable bailout package after a meltdown on Wall Street, FOX News reported.

And when John McCain suspended his campaign to dive head first into the fray, Obamas campaign accused the Republican of being unsteady.

But to hear Bill Clinton tell it, the Democratic nominee didnt quite have a handle on the situation himself.

I havent cleared this with him and he may even be mad at me for saying this so close to the election, but I know what else he said to his economic advisers (during the crisis), Clinton told the crowd at a Wednesday night rally with Obama in Florida.

The seeming praise may come off as a backhanded compliment especially since Obama repeatedly accuses McCain of admitting he doesnt know much about the economy.

McCains campaign said Clintons remark shows Obama was uncertain when Wall Street seemed to be on the verge of crumbling. (ANI)

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