Wesley Clark talks with the News on 6 about his presidential campaign

Wednesday, January 14th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark says its time to bring NATO into the search for Osama Bin Laden.

Clark proposed Thursday giving NATO the mission of tracking down international terrorists, saying President Bush "still hasn't finished the job he started."

News on 6 anchor Terry Hood talked exclusively with Wesley Clark. The latest polls show Wesley Clark has moved within striking distance of front-runner Howard Dean in New Hampshire.

Clark is skipping Iowa to focus on the Granite state and crowds at his recent campaign stops there have doubled and even tripled in size. Now Howard Dean is fighting back, questioning Clark's commitment to the Democratic party.

Clark says he has nothing to hide. "When I was in the military, I wasn't a member of a party. I voted for people who were strong on national security during the cold war. Then I voted for Bill Clinton and I was proud to vote for Clinton and Al Gore. When I got out I was courted by both the Republicans and the Democrats and I chose to be a Democrat.”

Terry Hood: "I would imagine that as a military person this campaign is something you have mapped out in a strategy when do you hope to make your move?"

Wesley Clark: “I haven't done that. My move is to talk to voters everyday to try to communicate to try to make the case that America can do better that George W Bush."