What Bill Told Barack: How to Win the Race

It's not hard to guess the advice Clinton may have given Obama
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2008 11:51 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. meets with former President Bill Clinton in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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(Newser) – Reporters weren't allowed at Bill Clinton's meeting with Barack Obama yesterday in Harlem, but John F. Harris, in Politico, thinks he has a pretty good idea of some talking points:

  • Obama can be himself, but the election shouldn't about him—it's about the voters.
  • Less rhetoric, more catchy policy proposals.

  • Ignore the GOP's personal attacks, and hit back with a smile.
  • Don't focus on Sarah Palin; talk about the big issues.
  • Speak to more Republicans and undecideds—cheering Democratic crowds aren't where the swing votes lie.
For the rest of Politico's guesses about Bill's advice, click on the link below.