Bill's Comments Unhelpful to Wife's Campaign

Tad Devine, a Democratic political consultant not involved in either campaign, told ABCNEWS.com that Bill Clinton seems to suffer from knowing that when he talks, people listen.

"When you're president and particularly when you're ex-president, you feel very uninhibited saying things," said Devine. "People listen to you and your words are really taken seriously."

"[Bill Clinton] is just not constrained like most people in campaigns are," said Devine. "And when the attention is at a fever pitch any little thing that you say will be amplified."

Ed Rollins, a Republican strategist who worked on the 2008 Mike Huckabee presidential campaign, told ABCNEWS.com that he thinks Clinton is far more damaging than helpful to his wife's cause.

"Everything [Bill] has said of late has hurt his wife," said Rollins.

"The best thing for him to do is to go back to his library in Little Rock, Ark., and not talk until she's nominated or out of the race," he added.

Hillary Clinton may have caught a break because her husband's comments were made so close to the primary, timing that Devine says will make his remarks unlikely to sway voters.

"What today is about isn't persuasion, it's about mobilization," Devine told ABCNEWS.com. "It's about what 2 million people do in an election, not what one person says."

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