Watch former President Clinton Sunday in Bloomsbury, Pennsylvania.
(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton finally spoke up Sunday about the controversy swirling around Sen. Barack Obama’s recent comments after being uncharacteristically silent just a day before.
“Folks, I was shaking hands and taking a few pictures backstage. This fellow looked at me and he said, ‘I just want you to know, the people you’re about to see are not bitter. They’re proud,’” Bill Clinton said at a campaign event for his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
The former president also took the opportunity to respond to Obama’s assertions that small town America was not made better off economically during the eight years of the Clinton administration.
“Do you agree with that?,” he asked.
“No,” the crowd shouted in response.
“I just thought I’d get a few witnesses here. You know, I’m a Baptist. On Sunday, we look for witnesses,” replied Clinton.
–CNN's Steve Brusk and Martina Stewart
The Clintons can have the support of people who think things are O-kay!
The America that is bitter and wants change will go with Obama, thank you.
Maybe both Clintons shall look at the bible once in a while:
– DON'T CHEAT
– DON'T LIE
Billary are really not a good example for what church goes stand! They have no morals and integrity!
Your a Baptist but your wife refuses to say last time you Clintons attended church....you must be good Baptist.
Bill, you must be attending the services on Sundays alone because Hillary already said she doesn't go often.
I'm bitter that your wife is running for president and not you!!!
Hmmm! I wonder if there really was a man backstage that made that declaration. Since the sniper fire incident, it is difficult to believe anything the Clintons come up with.
. . . .N. A. F. T. A,
I'm bitter. If you're not, that just means you're rich, period.
If he's a baptist (practicing anthing to do with God and decency), then I'm a labador retriever. Woof.
I advise others to go to Huffington Post maybe you get a chance to really put you comments on the blog. CNN you're bias.
what a putz!
Yeah yeah we all see what happens when someone is too proud during hardship....
They run out of gas on the side of the road...
. . . .I am Proud, Bitter, and Pissed Off. Remember NAFTA Bill? Well
we will on April 22.
what a sleazy guy
the clintons will do or say anything for power.
even if that means taking the democratic party down with them.
Obama was man enough to take the blame for his statement unlike HRC who miss spoke,dodge bullets she need to get over it.
Pot calling kettle black (figuratively speaking!)
What a moron. I am bitter having to listen to this cheater and his loud mouth wife. Get a grip.
Please stop the monarchy. Only in America would we keep electing the same familied. BUSH-CLINTON-BUSH-CLINTON.
NO WONDER WHY NOTHING CHANGES!
VOTE OBAMA OR MCCAIN
The problem for Bill and Hillary was that there have been many witnesses!
Can't I be both proud to live in a rural area AND bitter about Washington ignoring us year after year? Apparently not if you support Hillary Clinton.
Huffington Post has an article quoting Bill-o saying almost the same thing in 1991, but he called white males "financially insecure", among other things. Go and check it out. He really should sit this one out.
Okay Mr "I Need A Witness", we haven't forgotten Monica Lewinsky. Did you need a witness then?