Bill’s Peace Offering

Kingstree, S.C. – Speaking to a crowd at

the Williamsburg County Recreation Center

, Bill Clinton just now offered an olive branch:

“If [Barack Obama] wins this nomination, I’m going to do what I can to help him become president.”

The promise comes after a week of bitter exchanges between the former president and the Obama campaign. “After all the mean things they said about me, I can’t believe I’m saying this,” Clinton said.

Clinton was responding to an audience member’s question–well, more like a statement–about how “black America is voting for Obama” even though “America is not ready for a black president.” “I hope you’re wrong about that,” Clinton said, adding that he thinks Hillary is the best candidate for reasons other than gender or race.