August 20, 2014
Two high-profile backers of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigned in Nevada on Thursday, avoiding attacks on each other's candidate and instead criticizing the Bush administration.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, supporting Obama, said Democratic candidates for president as well as for Congress have an edge in the 2008 elections because voters believe the nation is on the wrong track and a change is needed.
Clinton backer Joe Wilson, a former ambassador and husband of
outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, said Republicans can't hold onto
the presidency because the country can't afford it.
Daschle said Obama is "a fresh face" who lacks the "baggage" that candidates with long political careers have. He said he was speaking generally and not singling out Clinton.
Wilson said the Democratic candidates, especially Clinton, should draw Republican voters fed up with the failures of the Bush administration and the transformation of the national GOP into --quote-- "a huge propaganda organ."