Bill Clinton on Obama: ‘A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags’


clinton2Former President Bill Clinton tried to get former senator Ted Kennedy to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in the 2008 election by describing Barack Obama this way: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”

This anecdote is revealed in a New Yorker article on the relationship between Bill Clinton and Obama:

Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”

Clinton is giving a keynote address at the Democratic convention this week in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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  1. ““A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”

    I cannot believe that in 2012, a former President of the United States of America – of any political persuasion – would stoop to making such a scurrilous remark.

    Even if Clinton (who, let’s face it, has quite a “history” of his own) was supporting a fellow Democrat his remark is inexcusable.

    I wonder what he has to say about some of his Jewish supporters and “friends”?

  2. I wouldn’t trust this guy to carry my bags. I think he would make a good rest room attendant. (Bob Grant gave that title to Mayor David Dinkins)

  3. Well well! Clinton has got a “D” before his name so everything is %100 ok! Life is great! No harm done. Just a little joke. We Dems have a great sense of humor. Ha ha. Now if that was a Republican???!!! The world would end as we know it!

  4. This is what you call sick racism. What won’t a silly politician do to push his politics. I am glad that Hashem paid him back negatively and his wife was shown the door. It is not for nothing chazal say hakinah vihatavah vihakuvoid moitzin es haudom min haoilam. Racism should never be a factor by a God fearing person.