Bill Clinton, Obama Vie for Spoken-Word Grammy

Ex-President Carter is also in the running
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2007 7:33 PM CST
Former US President Jimmy Carter, speaks to journalists after meeting with Nepal's chief election commissioner in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Nov, 22, 2007. Carter met with Nepal's Chief election commissioner...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Grammy Award will provide the staging ground for another Clinton-Obama battle—though it's Bill Clinton in this one, going up against Obama for best spoken-word album. Clinton's "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World" faces off against Obama's "The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream." Both already have Grammys—Obama last year, Clinton in 2004 and '05.

Former President Jimmy Carter, a winner in '07, is up again for a prize at the Feb. 10 awards with "Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World." Poet Maya Angelou and actor Alan Alda round out the category, Billboard reports. A win by Bill would give the family four Grammys—Hillary won in 1997 for "It Takes a Village."