Obama Touts Ability To Bring Change

Oskaloosa, Iowa (AP) -- Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama says he is the future and the Clintons are the past, though he does admire their contribution to politics.

Former President Bill Clinton is receiving a lot of attention in Iowa as he campaigns for his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Obama says that voters want a new political era. He says, "I’m in a position to bring about the change that people want."

Critics argue the freshman senator from Illinois lacks the experience that Clinton gained during her husband's presidency and her time in the Senate. But Obama’s use of deference to the Clintons while touting his ability to bring about change could be what's working for him.

Obama's secured his place among the top-tier of Democratic candidates when his campaign reported a record $32 million in fundraising.

(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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