03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ted Sorensen: Bill Clinton Wasted His Skills In Office

Ted Sorensen, former chief speechwriter and special counsel to President John F. Kennedy, has not hesitated to approve the comparisons that have been made between Barack Obama and his former boss. Kennedy's closest living aide told the London Telegraph last October: "There's a sense in this country that Washington badly needs to be changed. The election of Obama will not only change the players in Washington, it'll change the game itself."
In a series of videos for the website Bigthink.com Sorensen discusses such topics as what the Clinton-Obama rivalry says about the future of the Democratic party and how this election compares to the election of 1960.
In the following video, Sorenson discusses Bill Clinton's skills as a communicator and how, in the eyes of Sorensen, he squandered those skills while in office.


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