(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton defended his role in his wife's presidential campaign in South Carolina, disputing claims he made race a campaign issue.
"What happened there is a total myth and a mugging," Clinton told CNN's Sean Callebs in New Orleans, Louisiana, over the weekend.
"It's been pretty well established. Charlie Rangel ... the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in unequivocal terms in South Carolina that no one in our campaign played any race card, that we had some played against us, but we didn't play any."
I would like to see BOTH Hillary and Obama say that if they loose they should vote for the Democratic nominee NO MATTER WHAT
I'm sick of these Hillary and Obama extremists.
This guy is such a slug
By the way, Charlie Rangel's wife if for OBAMA. Charlie Rangel is just as irrelevant as Obama's pastor.
Yes you did.
Stop, Bill, just stop. Enough with your spin and your pretzel-twisting of your own words. Let's all unite behind the leader in states, delegates, and vote: Obama.
WE HAVE OBAMA MINISTER OF 20 YEAR MAKING DIRECT RACIAL
SLUR ON VIDEOS BEEN SEEN ON ALL MAJOR NEW OUTLETS
AND YOU TUBE...AND CNN IS ON PRES. CLINTON..
GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
OBAMA IS NO LONGER ELECTABLE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
This Democrat does not like one of the candidates. Guess who, Bill–it's Hillary. She is dishonest and a liar, and she should never be our president. We've already had seven years of that, why would we vote for another liar in the White House.
Bill, here's a newsflash–we don't believe you.
Obama already has made it clear he would support Hillary.....however Hillary decided to say that john mccain is more qualified.
Bill just can't stand the fact that African-Americans may now be acting independently of the democratic establishment. His comment was racist, he knows it.
And we all know we can believe anything Bill says - NOT!! I'm a white women who is NOT voting for Hillary. I'll bet there are black men not voting for Barack. It's time the media quits putting the racism in this election. Let's report on the candidates accomplishments & records ONLY.
folks gas is $5.20 a Gal.. This is what happens when you get people in the whitehouse that doesn,t care about the working man. It started with good OLD BILL and now the mouth wants the job.
2nd Amendment might be used yet
very glad Bill spoke up about the specious charges from the Obama campaign that injected race into this campaign
Obama seems willing to do anything it takes to get a few votes, even if it means dividing the party on a "non-existent" issue
The Clintons taught us during the 90's " politics of personal destruction". Can't blame their problems on the republicans this time!!!
Oh yah right, we heard you... when Hillary was preparing for the South Carolina debates, you told her, "don't worry Hillary, you'll be all-white." That's proof, that you started it right there!
I live in South Carolina. You most certainly did play the race card and it is totally digusting to us here.
Proudly voted for Obama here in SC as did my whole family.
we need to unite with a Clinton/Obama ticket
LOL, let me say this one more time. Barack Obama would never have had 80% of the black vote, in South Carolina, if you hadn't play the race card. So Hillary would have receive a lot of black votes, if Bill had kept his mouth shut.
He played the race card, she lost the black votes. It's very simple.
Keep talking Bill, maybe you will lose more votes.
I did not have any sexual relationship with that woman, Ms Lewinsky.
Remember that Bill.....??????
Did he just call the Obama campaign saying he went negative a 'mugging'. OMG! He just did it again.
This is the same man, who had prononuced to the world that he did not have sex with Monica, only to eat his words when he was proven wrong.
No matter what he and Hillary say they started the race card. Now Obama has been labeled the balack candidate and Hillary the female candidate. Its a shame what has become of this democratic party. The rules are no longer rules. Florida and Michigan don't count but now there is a rush to make then count.
Why don't politicians have any rules that they can stick to.
Bill is as racist as Imus is?
I did not throw the kitchen sink at that man!! I did not bring race into this campaign!
We know he will say anything – true or not true – for his purpose.
Obama is an idiot
Obama didn't play the race card, he had his surrogates do it!
He has ensured a McCain presidency.
When did Charlie Rangel become the judge of what is racist and what isn't? I am so sick of Hillary and Bill. Go away!