After a spring and summer where he mostly stayed above the fray of his wife's presidential campaign, President Bill Clinton injected himself into primary politics when he criticized Barack Obama's experience Friday night on the Charlie Rose PBS-TV show, saying that the country should not 'roll the dice' on an individual who had just "one year" of experience in national politics at the time he began running for President.
Nevermind the fact that then-Governor Clinton had zero years of experience in national politics at the time he began running for President in 1991; Clinton attempted to draw a distinction between his 'vision' of the role of the United States in the post-Cold War era:
We are now into unchartered waters, with a former two-term Democratic President taking sides in the primary, and the current front-runner (by all polling) trying to deflect criticism, while not directly criticizing a potent Democratic symbol. Obama has proved himself a very effective counter-puncher against Hillary directly:
However, he is now sparring with the political equivalent of (an early 1970s) George Foreman, and the next days will determine whether he can continue to counter-punch effectively: