June 7th, 2009
09:45 AM ET
12 years ago

Clinton: Obama has 'absolutely' passed '3 a.m.' test

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/07/art.bohrc0607.gi.jpg caption=" Secretary of State Clinton described the president as strong, thoughtful, and decisive in an interview that aired Sunday.]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says President Obama has answered the central question that she raised about him when she was his chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In an interview with ABC's "This Week" broadcast Sunday, Clinton was asked about her famous "3 a.m." ad last year, which questioned whether Obama was the right candidate to handle a middle-of-the-night international crisis.

"Has the president answered it for you?" host George Stephanopoulos asked.

"Absolutely," Clinton replied. "And, you know, the president, in his public actions and demeanor, and certainly in private with me and with the national security team, has been strong, thoughtful, decisive, I think he is doing a terrific job. And it's an honor to serve with him."

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  1. Ed

    I have never felt less safe than I do today. This after 12 years in the military and 2 overseas tours in a hostile zone. Our enemies, and believe me, we've had them regardless of our politics in the middle east, are primed and ready.

    June 7, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
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