Clinton says reports of Democrats demise exaggerated

October 27th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Chicago (US), Oct. 27 (ANI): Former US president Bill Clinton has told ABC News in an interview that Republican and general public reports predicting the demise of the Democrats are a bit exaggerated.

Speaking on the sidelines of a rally organized for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and several other Democratic candidates here, Clinton said: “”If we (Democrats) want it bad enough to go out there and work for it, I think we’ll get it.”

Clinton added: “This is the largest number of close races I’ve ever seen across America. I’ve never seen it like this.”

The former president candidly admitted that the Democrats are having a hard time getting their message out, in part, because the news media focuses more on politics than on the substantive differences between candidates.

He also said he could relate to President Obama’s troubles.

“Anybody who has ever been there will tell you how hard it is to get a fact-based message out. It’s what happened to me in ‘94. When you get in, you are wanting to do things,” he said.

He added: “There’s almost an inverse relationship in how much you accomplish and what people know about it.”

Despite those difficulties, Clinton said, things are starting to look up for his party.

“So I think it will be a great mistake to count us out. Reports of our demise have been exaggerated,” he said. (ANI)

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