Former US President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton, at Nashua Community College January 4, 2016 in New Hampshire (AFP Photo/Darren McCollester)Le
Bill Clinton stepped into the limelight Monday, making his first solo campaign appearance in wife Hillary’s 2016 bid for the White House, calling her the most qualified US presidential candidate in decades.
The 69-year-old former president went to New Hampshire in support of the former secretary of state, senator and first lady who leads national polls for the Democrats ahead of the state’s voting contest next month.
Popular among party faithful, Clinton is nonetheless still tainted by allegations of infidelity and sexual impropriety that his wife’s Republican rival, Donald Trump, has sought to exploit by calling him “fair game.”
On Monday, he addressed a rally at a community college in the city of Nashua, paying tribute to Hillary’s determination to make America a fairer, safer country for the poor and struggling middle classes.
“I do not believe in my lifetime anybody has run for this job in a moment of great importance who is better qualified by knowledge, experience and temperament to do what needs to be done,” he said.
New Hampshire hosts the nation’s first presidential primary on February 9.
Calling himself a “happy grandfather,” a relaxed Clinton said he thought Hillary was “the most amazing person” when they met and fell in love, 45 years ago at Yale Law School.
She could have won any job but wanted only to provide legal aid to the poor, said her husband, dressed in an open-necked shirt, dark pullover and blazer, wearing a Hillary pin on his lapel.
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“Everything she touched, she made better,” he said, calling her a “change maker.”
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Source:: PM Newspaper