I don’t mind telling you it’s making me a little nervous.
Speaking to voters in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the 42nd president Wednesday said, “I don’t give a riff about all this name-calling that’s going on. They’ve been going on ever since Iowa. I’ve heard them say all these things about her.
“Apparently it’s okay to say bad things about a girl,” he said laughing, in an apparent reference to his 60-year-old wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, per ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf.
“The only thing that matters is, what happens to you?” said Mr. Clinton. “That’s all that matters. If a politician doesn’t wanna get beat up, he shouldn’t run for office. If a football player doesn’t want to get tackled or want the risk of an a occasional clip he shouldn’t put the pads on.”
Wise words indeed from a man whose wife famously whined about a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Follow the link and you’ll see that he has Ferraro in mind here, the dicey-ness of which prevents him from making the strong-form race-card accusation that TNR and Hitchens made against Obama and leaves him with the weak-form “you can’t handle criticism” argument you see here. Exit question: “Apparently it’s okay to say bad things about a girl”?
Update: Did BJ step in it again?
The Clinton campaign has been actively wooing these delegates, believing a plurality represents the strongest, and increasingly the only, way for her to win the nomination. But one undeclared delegate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the recent tactics are turning her and other superdelegates off.
“I don’t think anybody’s saying ‘step aside,’ but ‘stop with the garbage’ is what people want to say,” the delegate said. “Just chill a little bit.”