The General's son, Wes Jr., introduced his father at the event and did not seem surprised by his dad's comedic bit. Wes told ABC News that his dad does many impersonations including Slobodan Milosevic, President George H.W. Bush, and FOX newsman Bill O'Reilly.
Now that Clark is spending 50 percent of his time in New Hampshire until the January primary, he seems eager to hit the slopes. The General told a group of first responders at a dinner last night that he's looking forward to the snow and going up North to ski.
"I got my parabolic skis," he said. "I would consider it a duty day … going down the slope, shaking hands." But Clark may have to wait until after January — his campaign staff may not be too eager for their candidate to go downhill before the 27th.
Clark loses voice on Rock the Vote shoot
Nov. 3 — The "Rock the Vote" spots being done by each Democratic presidential candidate will actually run on CNN, not MTV as reported last week. Each candidate was asked to submit a 30-second spot to air during the CNN forum and since Clark didn't have any ads, his campaign produced something specifically for "Rock the Vote."
A music producer shot Clark's ad in downtown New York City last week. The spot shows Clark sitting around a table with a group of young folks, sleeves rolled up in a Dean-esque manner. He leans inward, talking to the group about foreign and domestic policy issues and … well, rock bands.
One campaign source at the taping told ABC News that The General was surprised by how many takes he had to do. At a campaign stop in New Hampshire the next day, Clark told a woman he lost his voice after shooting the ad.
In an another effort to appeal to the young voters, the spot ends with Clark bumping fists with one of the young men in acknowledgement of support.
Well, to answer your questions, no I would not have voted for an Iraq war. I didn't see an imminent threat with Saddam Hussein. I don't believe we should be using force unless it's an absolute last resort. I am pro-choice and I'm a strong believer in affirmative action-it's the right thing to do, it works. It's about the American idea of equal opportunity. And I don't care what the other candidates say-I don't think Outkast is really breaking up. Andre 3000 and Big Boi just cut solo records, that's all. (Bumping Fists with young man) I'm Wes Clark and I approve of this message.
You can see the ABC News advance copy of the General's spot at: LINK
Blackberrying from London
Oct. 31 — The Clark campaign's new senior foreign policy adviser, Jamie Rubin, is huddling with The General and his campaign to prepare for next week's foreign policy speech in South Carolina. Rubin told ABC News that he will now divide his time between London and the Clark campaign — 10 days on the campaign physically in Little Rock or on the road with Clark; 10 days off and back in London.
But while Rubin will never be fully off the campaign at any time (thanks to the wonders of the Blackberry and the conference call), he still doesn't consider himself a full-time staffer; he's accepting the campaign position pro bono. Rubin says he got to know Clark during the "Bosnia/Kosovo issue."
Asked about The General's position on Iraq, it took Rubin about four minutes straight to get through it, telling ABC News that it's not an answer that "lends itself to quick sound bites."