Former US President Bill Clinton kept himself busy while waiting for heart
surgery on Saturday night (04SEP04), by advising presidential hopeful JOHN
KERRY on how to win the November (04) election.
Clinton, who underwent a successful quadruple bypass surgery on Monday
(06SEP04), called Kerry from his hospital bed before he was wheeled into
surgery with 90 minutes of suggestions on how to reinvigorate his candidacy.
The popular politician advised fellow Democrat Kerry to spend less time
talking about his service in the Vietnam War and more time on America's
domestic issues like healthcare and jobs.
Recent polls have showed President George W Bush with a large and growing
lead in the wake of the recent REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION in New York
Late last week (ends03SEP04), Kerry shook up his senior campaign team,
taking on Clinton veterans Paul Begala, James Carville and JOE LOCKHART, and an
old friend, JOHN SASSO.