“I’ve talked with Roy a couple of a times,” Porter said in an interview with Tharpe. “We need Roy as a senior statesman.
“I’m not sure how committed Roy is. Either way we are putting things in place so that after the session we can move forward in the race
“Roy has a lot to contribute. When I saw Bill Clinton reinforcing the message for Obama, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t that be great to have in Georgia.”‘
“Senior statesman? I’m not all that much older than DuBose,” Barnes said.
Barnes is 61, Porter 55. Clinton, by the by, is 62.