Clinton said at the rally that, "California is being given an opportunity and an obligation to do something remarkable to save the planet, improve our national security and create the next generation of good jobs for the American people. That's what Prop. 87 represents to me."
While support from big-name Democrats is a good idea in solid-blue California, Prop. 87 shouldn't be a partisan issue. Cleaner air is cleaner air. Nonetheless, oil companies are mounting a advertising campaign against Prop. 87. Clinton said he thought the anti-Prop.87 ads are a "ruse".
"I know the oil companies have trotted out economists in their ads," he said. "But let me ask you something: if they really thought you were going to pay for this, would they really be spending all this money trying to convince you to vote against it?"