Bill Clinton on Race and the '08 Race

"What I would say you should say to young people is, an election is a contest and people who run against each other, honestly believe they should win. When they have a disagreement or when you try to state a fact it is wrong to accuse someone who has a difference with Sen. Obama of being a racist or someone who has a difference with Sen. Clinton of being a sexist," he said.

"This is what we have been living for; some of us for our whole lives waiting for the day when we can freely support whomever we like. And Hillary has been blessed in South Carolina to have African-American supporters, and that doesn't mean you are against Obama. Most of the white people who are supporting Hillary like Obama.

"Now I don't think you can blame the media for this exactly. They are just on tippy-toes because they've never been here before and nobody expected both things to happen at once. It is like, oh my God, why do I have to think about this? Don't make me deal with this. There are people who are laughing because they have been through this. It is almost like an embarrassment of riches. It is like couldn't we have done this in some order? But it didn't work out that way."

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