Interview with Obama: Still Confident

Barack obama flew home to Chicago on Wednesday morning after the Ohio and Texas contests. Along the way, he spoke with TIME's Jay Newton-Small about his next steps and the increasingly gritty race for the Democratic nomination. Here are excerpts

Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

TIME's Jay Newton-Small interviewed Barack Obama on his campaign plane on Wednesday and spoke about Hillary Clinton, double-standards, talking tough and going negative.

TIME: You said you'd like a better examination of Hillary Clinton's foreign policy experience. What exactly will you criticize in her foreign policy experience?
Here's what's happened in this race. She has been able to assert throughout this campaign that she has 35 years of experience, that makes her more qualified. She hasn't won the debate on policy in this race. What she did, especially over the last two weeks, is essentially question...

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