First, here’s the story from Fox News:
Bill Clinton played down expectations for Sen. Hillary Clinton’s performance in the Iowa caucuses, saying it is a “miracle” that she is even competitive in the state as he brushed off rival Barack Obama as too green to run for the White House.
The former president, who has been campaigning tirelessly for the Democratic frontrunner as slipping polls and a series of gaffes have threatened her campaign, made the comments in an interview with host Charlie Rose on PBS Friday, where he also said voters would be taking a “risk” if they elected Obama.
According to a transcript of the interview posted by Real Clear Politics, Clinton said former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards might even win Iowa, after explaining that the state poses a challenge for his wife.
“So my view of this is that I never thought she had a big lead in Iowa and never thought she could have one. Now Iowa people have been really fair to her. They’ve listened to her,” Bill Clinton said. “But I think it’s a miracle that Hillary’s got a chance to win. She might win this thing in Iowa. And I’m not low-balling it. You can look at the facts here. I think it’s a miracle, because of the way the thing has played out.”
Here’s a clip of the interview:
I would say thats not helpful. Perhaps Bill should spend the next few weeks at home, this campaigning might be catching up to him.