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Remember those old Robert Young commercials. He would come up behind someone who just had a major flip out and say something like “Hey How is my favorite ax murderer today…a little jumpy ?” Then he would remind his target that the reason behind his flip out was all that caffeine he was drinking made him nervous and recommend a switch to Sanka.

Former President Bill Clinton has been very cranky lately. Calling Senator Obama a fantasy, yelling at a reporter who dared to ask him about trying to change the rules the day before primary.

In an interview today, Senator Obama showed some concern for President Clinton recent jumpiness:


Barack vs. Bill: Obama Hits Ex-Prez Over ‘Troubling’ Attacks Vows to ‘Directly Confront Bill Clinton’ Over ‘Statements That Are Not Factually Accurate’ Jan. 20, 2008— Sen. Barack Obama says he’s ready to confront former President Bill Clinton, calling his advocacy on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign, “troubling.” In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts to air Monday on “Good Morning America,” Obama, D-Ill., directly engages Bill Clinton on a series of issues. “You know the former president, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling,” Obama said. “He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts — whether it’s about my record of opposition to the war in Iraq or our approach to organizing in Las Vegas. “This has become a habit, and one of the things that we’re going to have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he’s making statements that are not factually accurate,” Obama said. Obama was apparently referring to Clinton’s comment that it was a “fairy tale” that Obama has consistently opposed the Iraq war from the start, and that Nevada union officials backing Obama were strong-arming members into caucusing for Obama. The former president took on Obama’s record on Iraq at a Dartmouth College event days before the New Hampshire primary, saying that it was wrong Obama was able to trumpet superior judgment on Iraq by claiming that he had been against the war from the start. “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen,” Bill Clinton said. Clinton was making the case that Obama — just like Sen. Hillary Clinton — has voted to fund the war since he’s been in office. In his interview with Roberts on “Good Morning America,” Obama said the former president has taken his campaigning on his wife’s behalf too far. “I understand him wanting to promote his wife’s candidacy,” Obama said. “She’s got a record that she can run on. But I think it’s important that we try to maintain some — you know, level of honesty and candor during the course of the campaign. If we don’t, then we feed the cynicism that has led so many Americans to be turned off to politics.” Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Howard Wolfson said Obama may just be smarting from his loss to the New York senator in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday. “We understand Sen. Obama is frustrated by his loss in Nevada, but facts are facts,” Wolfson said. “Sen. Obama’s allies in Nevada engaged in strongarm tactics and intimidation against our supporters and his record against the war has been inconsistent. President Clinton is a huge asset to our campaign and will continue talking to the American people to press the case for Sen. Clinton. “Of course Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama are the candidates on the ballot and she is winning because she is giving voice to the Americans who will provide real solutions to the challenges they face in the daily lives,” he said.

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