"OBAMA 'IS READY TO LEAD,' WIFE VOWS"
Sen. Barack Obama's wife yesterday blasted critics who question her husband's experience - something that Hillary Rodham Clinton's backers have often cited.
"For people who say that Barack Obama is not experienced . . . I can't wrap my head around that," Michelle Obama told hundreds of people crowded into the offices of the nonprofit Our Children's Foundation in Harlem.
"Yes, he's ready to lead," she said. "The question is: Are you ready? . . . Will you move out of fear, or will you move out of possibility?"
Michelle Obama added, "What they are counting on is for us not caring . . . [and that voters will] stay at home."
At the event, about five blocks from Bill Clinton's office, Mrs. Obama described her husband as one of the few people she's ever met who "actually put principles into action."
Meanwhile, Sen. Clinton held a fund-raiser at the Sheraton New York featuring multibillionaire businessman Warren Buffett, who was polite about the senator but didn't boost her candidacy publicly.
Afterward, Sen. Clinton's supporters said Buffett - who has also said he'll host an event for Obama - had all but endorsed her at a dinner event before the main fund-raiser, saying he called her "the person to run this country."
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