August 27th, 2008
10:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Rollins: Good speech, but Obama still needs credibility

Rollins: Bill Clinton is a nightmare to us Republicans.

Rollins: Bill Clinton is a nightmare to us Republicans.

Obviously, Bill Clinton is a nightmare to us Republicans and he just gave a great speech at the Democratic National Convention.

He laid out certainly the fall campaign, but I have to say that just because he said he was a good commander-in-chief does not make it so.

Watch: Clinton: Obama is 'American Dream'

Clinton also tried to compare criticisms of Obama's inexperience to what he faced in 1992. But at the time people were criticizing him when he was running, he had been a governor for 12 years. He had a very strong resume and was a nationally known Democrat.

I think the bottom line is he gave great lines, but that does not give Obama the Commander-in-chief credibility.

He has to prove it himself

soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    Essentially what the Clintons have done – as much as they can turn the ship at this point – is say that they will support Obama as fully as possible. Now it's up to Obama – after he is the nominee – to win. If he doesn't it won't be The Clinton's Fault.

    August 27, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  2. Scott Tucson

    I love it when Obama supporters can't name one thing he has done during his total of 144 days in the Senate other that he's for Change??

    August 27, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  3. mb in hawaii

    Oops, sorry, I meant 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade...

    August 27, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  4. no longer a republican

    what else would one of mcsame's hawks say about clinton or any one else's speech? of course they will say something negative! the fact is that clinton was president when the us was prosperous, and that the us will be prosperous again with obama as president.

    mcsame disgusts me. i voted for bush, and that was a mistake. i will NOT vote for mcsame. obama/biden 08!

    August 27, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  5. citizen

    To Kelly,
    Obama cannot run committees on Afghan when he was in charge of European affairs. Last time I checked, Afghan is not in Europe.

    August 27, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  6. Hispanic for Obama - Ricky

    It's pretty evident that there is no pleasing Republicans so why bother? And after Hillary and Bill showed their support for Obama they still want to doubt Obama?

    Please help guide this control in this direction and vote Obama/Biden!!

    August 27, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  7. Alphachic in Texas

    I am a registered card-carrying Republican. I want every single Republican kicked out of office in November. As a matter of fact, for the first time in my life since I have been registered to vote (over 30 years) I am actually thinking about voting straight party Democrat. The Republican party has become a party of greedy, intolerant, insensitive, misogynistic doddering fools. We are in a war we can't win, we have lost all of credibility with our allies, and we have people in this country that are suffering. Out with them all, dammit. Joe Biden, Pres. Clinton, and Hillary Clinton have thrown down the gauntlet. None of the Republicans have the balls to pick it up as far as I am concerned.

    August 27, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  8. Joe

    How many more bullet points do Obama/Biden have to continue to jot up to show you Obama has the judgment that McCain severely lacks?

    August 27, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  9. Isaac

    Yeah, like agreeing with Bush 95%?
    McSame is just another old timey schill for big buisness.

    August 27, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  10. Tex Ann

    For the first time in 40 years, I will either not vote in the Presidential election or perhaps will vote for a third party candidate in protest (have to do more research there first). Neither the Democrats or the Republicans are fielding a candidate worth a tinker's da##. We have an arrogant pretty boy of no substance on one side and a nice but kind of clueless guy on the other side. Neither of them should be President. The last 8 years have been a debacle that has cost this country immeasurably. I worry that the next 4 (maybe more) will be even worse– no matter which of the 2 evils gets elected.

    August 27, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  11. Michigan Voter

    More credible than McCain, who caved to Bush's sleazeball attacks eight years ago, and has been sliding toward radical right toadyism ever since. Ford was more 'maverick' than he is. But as MI points out, it'll be overcoming or succumbing to racism that decides this election. McCain has no ideas other than being Bush Light.

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 27, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  12. Kelly Who

    To citizen: Obama's state legislative record is the most liberal of anyone serving in the state senate – he was groomed by the Senate president (a godfather of sorts who handed bills for Obama to sponsor), Obama voted present over 100+ times and he has NOT served as US Senator for 4 years. He began to run for POTUS about a 1 1/2 years after stepping foot on the Congressional floor – didn't hold committee meetings on Afghanistan, etc. Get a grip.


    August 27, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
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