Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A retired general who has a prominent role in Barack Obama's campaign says former President Clinton is unfairly trying to question Obama's patriotism.
Merrill "Tony" McPeak says he's astonished by recent comments Bill Clinton made while speculating about a general election between Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
The ex-president told a group of veterans yesterday he thinks it'd be great if there was an election year where you had two people -- quote -- "who loved this country."
A Clinton campaign spokesman says McPeak's misinterpreting the remarks.
Last month, Obama's wife, Michelle, drew criticism for telling an audience that, for the first time in her adult life, she's proud of the United States.
The campaign clarified those comments by saying she was proud of U.S. politics for the first time and has always been proud of her country.