July 5, 2007: Obama says he is emissary for change (AP)

  • “I admire Bill Clinton, I think he did a lot of fine things as president and he’s a terrific political strategist,” the Illinois senator said. “What we’re more interested in is in looking forward, not looking backward. I think the American people feel the same way. They are looking for a way to break out of the harsh partisanship and the old arguments and solve problems.”
  • “The president has stubbornly denied the facts on the ground there for a long time,” said Obama. “That’s not what that the American people are looking for.” Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.