Hillary Clinton's most important experience is as a senator. She reached across the aisle to pass legislation with even Republicans and worked behind the scenes with seasoned Democrats. As Mark Halperin and John Harris wrote in "The Way to Win, Taking the White House in 2008," "She co-sponsored legislation and engaged in advocacy with nearly every conservative member of the Senate and with other prominent Republicans. Most notably, she blunted the memory of her health care fiasco by participating in health care events with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich."
In the process, Clinton won over New York voters.
But no surprises with Bill Clinton? If so, it is because it is not surprising that vetted and tested Clintons will say anything -- 35 years of experience, against the war from the beginning. Whatever.