Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who supported Hillary Clinton Supporter during the 2008 primary, said on Thursday that Clinton would have been more effective in getting her proposals through Congress. "I think she would have come in with a lot more executive experience," Rendell said on CBS's "This Morning. " I think the president was hurt by being a legislator only."
For example, health care and the stimulus. Two bills that I think did good things for the American people, too much of it was left up to the Congress. He sort of said, 'Here's my concept, you guys flesh it out.' I think Hillary Clinton would have sent them a bill and said, 'Here's what I want.'
As was often noted in 2009, however, was that Obama's approach to passing health care reform was in part a response to Clinton's failed attempt to pass reform in 1993, when she took a direct approach like the one Rendell described.
(h/t the Philadelphia Inquirer)