Bill Clin­ton kicks off tour for wife’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

NASHUA, N.H. — For­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton made his de­but solo ap­pear­ance in New Hamp­shire Mon­day on be­half of his wife, Hil­lary Clin­ton’s 2016 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign — a lot greyer, a bit trim­mer and far more sub­dued than nearly a quar­ter cen­tury ago when he res­cued his flag­ging 1992 cam­paign in this key early vot­ing state. While Bill Clin­ton was keen to keep the fo­cus on Hil­lary Clin­ton’s key cam­paign plat­forms, the pass­ing time hasn’t shielded him from the ghosts that haunted his own pres­i­dency. Repub­li­can front-run­ner Don­ald Trump has gone on the of­fen­sive in re­cent days with at­tacks over his im­peach­ment and decades-old sex scan­dal. Both Clin­tons aimed for higher ground, even on pol­icy. Asked in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about Trump’s re­mark that Hil­lary Clin­ton helped cre­ate the Is­lamic State group, she replied: “I’ve adopted a New Year’s res­o­lu­tion. I’m go­ing to let him live in his al­ter­na­tive re­al­ity and I’m not go­ing to re­spond.’’

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