Bill Clinton told a crowd in New Hampshire today that it’s the media that may force his wife’s campaign to go negative, according to Ben Smith of The Politico.
At an appearance at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, a woman told him “if you and Clinton joined Barack Obama in putting the Republicans on notice” that it was time to “change the game” and end the “meanness” and “manipulation” in politics.
Clinton said, “I think we can change it as long as you have access to information by people who are committed to judging everybody by the same set of rules and following the same set of rules,” he said. “According to the most recent media analysis, that’s not what’s happened so far, but yeah, I think it should be done.”
He also said, “Nobody would be happier to see all this go away than us. But you can’t ask somebody who is at a breathtaking disadvantage in the information coming to the voters to ignore that disadvantage and basically agree to put bullets in their brains,” he said.