In the last Democratic primary debate, the pundits criticized Barack Obama for not turning up the heat as Hillary defended herself from the tough questions Tim Russert shot at her. Even the most fervent of the Obama faithful were a little disappointed by their candidates path of action (or perhaps more appropriately, non-action).
Then, this weekend, Bill Clinton used an interview with Al Hunt to claim that Obama is not seasoned enough to take office as president.
Obama responded to the charge by using Clinton's own 1992 campaign rhetoric against him.
Pulling the same line Clinton used to rebut George H.W. Bush's charges that he lacked experience, Barack declared that "The same old experience is not relevant. ... And you can have the right kind of experience and the wrong kind of experience." [ZING.]
But he didn't stop there. Obama proceeded to argue that "his background as a community organizer, lawyer, professor and state senator is more valuable than Hillary Clinton's experience ''working the system'' as first lady and in other roles." [ZANG.]
Ladies and gentleman, we actually have ourselves a contest now.