Former President Bill Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa today that his wife, Hillary, will win the White House in 2008 "by a pretty good margin." During a stop in Glenwood this morning, Clinton told the crowd that voters "trust" his wife to enact health care reform.
"We have a moral responsibility to cover everybody, but we’ve got to understand the system we’ve got now costs you $700 billion a year more than any other system in the world would cost if you put it in America, so we’ve got to bring out costs in line with other countries," Clinton said. "She’s offered a plan to do that."
Hillary Clinton often reminisces in her own campaign speeches about the country’s rosy economy during her husband’s time in the White House. Bill Clinton was more forward-looking in his remarks, but focused on an economic message, too. "We’ve got to restore the economy, deal with health care, deal with education," Clinton said. "…Make this country a modern, vibrant, innovative, successful country again."
The crowd in Glenwood gave Clinton a standing ovation, but the former president said that gesture would be meaningless if his wife doesn’t win the Caucuses in January.