August 28th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
6 years ago

iReporters respond to DNC speeches

iReporter Clayton Anderson says he liked ex-President Clinton's comparison between 2008 and his run in 1992.
iReporter Clayton Anderson says he liked ex-President Clinton's comparison between 2008 and his run in 1992.

(CNN) - Former President Clinton dismissed critics who say Sen. Barack Obama is too inexperienced for the presidency in his speech to the Democratic National Convention.

On Wednesday night, Clinton rallied support for Obama by drawing comparisons between his candidacy in 1992, reminding the audience that "Republicans said I was too young and too inexperienced to be commander in chief."

His message seemed to resonate with many iReport contributors.

Clinton "showed that being young is not necessarily being inexperienced or not being ready to lead," said iReporter Jordan Sarver of Athens, Georgia, who also commented on Sen. Ted Kennedy's appearance Monday.

Clayton Anderson of Savannah, Georgia, said the parallel that Clinton drew between Obama and himself was "most important aspect" of the speech. "I think we all know how productive and positive the Clinton administration was for Americans," Anderson said.

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  1. Tony

    Hilalry and Bill each hit the ball out of the park with their speeches adn it's still in the air.

    Deal with it you republican LOSERS!

    August 28, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. Steve

    Not only did Bill Clinton privately say Obama is too inexperience to be president as late as last week (which is widely reported, CNN included), Bill Clinton himself made a lot of rookie mistakes in his first two years in office. Some of the mistakes, such as the fiasco in Somalia emboldened Al Qaeda and led to escalating attacks on American interests in the 1990's, culminating in the 9/11 disaster. Wanna repeat the same mistakes again by picking someone barely out of diapers? No thank you.

    August 28, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I retired at 65 years old and was glad to go. When computers were first introduced I learned quickly but when programs seemed like they were changing everyday as time went on and I couldn't keep up. Fortunately I could continue to do things the old way until eventually that phased out. I embraced change because it was inevitable and it also made me understand why there is a retirement age. John McCain suffers from the same "old timers disease" at 71 and he is not about to embrace change or make any changes himself. Retire John McCain but not in the White House heck he's got 8 homes and a hell of a retirement.

    August 28, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  4. Meela

    GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!
    GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!
    GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!

    August 28, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. No Thanks, McCain!

    Gallup polls have Obama up by 6 and this is not being reported just like the last consecutive times were majorly headlined when they were showing him down.

    Selective, or Slow, reporting?????????

    August 28, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  6. Linda from Prescott AZ

    And a McCain spokesman has said we don't need health care changes we are all already insured because hospital emergency rooms can't turn anyone away for frinancial reasons.

    We need Obama NOW!

    August 28, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  7. Sandy

    IF CLINTON CAN COME IN WITH NO EXPERIENCE AND TURNED THINGS AROUND, THAN SO CAN OBAMA. IT'S FUNNY HOW SOMEONE WITH LESS EXPERIENCE CAN DO AMAZING THINGS TO BENIFIT THE COUNTRY, AND HOW BUSH NO. 2 HAD ALL KINDS OF EXPERIENCE AND DID NOTHING BUT CAUSE THE AMERICANS PAIN. WHERE WAS THE EXPERIENCE WHILE HE WAS IN OFFICE. WHAT CLINTO DID FOR US BUSH THREW US UNDER THE BUS. MCCAIN WILL DO THE SAME.

    August 28, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  8. Lisa CA

    The only difference is that Clinton did have experience-8 years as Govenor of Arkansas. Obama has none!!! As a life-long democrat I will cross-party lines for the first and cast my vote for experience. John McCain!

    August 28, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  9. BK

    Bill Clinton said what he had to say. What Bill Clinton didn't say is he was a governor for 12 years and was asked to run earlier and Clinton told them no because he didn't have the experience. There is a BIG difference.

    August 28, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  10. bert

    – A health care policy adviser for the McCain campaign told a newspaper reporter that nobody in the United States is technically uninsured

    THIS GUY ,( MCLAME ) ,IS NOT IN TOUCH WITH THE AMERICA I SEE AND ENVISAGE US HAVING IN THE NEAR FUTURE. LET'S TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ELECTING A MAN WITH INTEGRITY AND VISION THAT WILL MAKE A BETTER AMERICA. OBAMA KNOWS WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED. JOBS, ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND HEALTH CARE FOR ALL. VOTE FOR OBAMA 08 AND 2012.

    August 28, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  11. BK

    Bush lost every debate and it was very clear that Bush didn't know what he was doing. The people ignored all the signs. It has been Obama's campaign strategy to keep him reading speeches and doing rally's and doing shows like the View so he won't have to answer for his rhetoric. Every time he goes off the script he loses points in the polls. Are you going to ignore the signs?

    August 28, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  12. Clinton You will always be Special

    Clinton, great job, great speech, great smile!
    You are loved all over the USA!

    August 28, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  13. American for America

    Sorry but I have an issue that is much bigger than one election cycle. I cannot IGNORE and REWARD the DNC and media for tinkering with/trying to influence the outcome of our supposedly democratic electoral process. No candidate is more important than a fair process! My vote will be a protest against the dem leadership & meddling media.

    PUMA for a reason, not a candidate!

    August 28, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
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