Bill Clinton: I'd Sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings 'Only If Asked'

While the Clintons talk many times each day, Bill Clinton said they don't get to see each other as much now that the campaign is in full swing. When asked if they send text messages or e-mail, he replied, "No, I don't do that. I call her on the phone. … I want to hear her voice. … You know, you know somebody as well as we do, you just hear the tone in her voice, you know how they're doing."

As for how he's doing, Clinton says his heart surgery in 2004 "made me more grateful for every day I have of life. I realized, you know, that if I hadn't made it through that surgery, I would have still had a life more full, more rich, than the vast majority of people who have ever lived, and I decided that, you know, if people survive for a reason, that my reason should be to give those chances to other people.

"I think it's made me a little more mellow," he said. "I notice how the air smells when the seasons change, something I used to do when I was a boy a lot. Those things mean something to me again, like they did when I was a boy -- just the rhythms of life. So I both love the small things more, and I sweat the small things less."

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