Former Governor and U.S. Senator Ben Nelson hasn’t made many political appearances in recent years but he did attend Monday’s Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s rally in Omaha. Nelson says he was the CEO of a large association until recently and that took up a majority of his time. After a break he was ready to hit the campaign trail again on a different level.
Nelson says, “I was asked if I could speak and I said of course. I’d be glad to get back and make the comments about the relationship I had with Hillary as a colleague in the Senate and working together on issues and give some comment.”
There is a lot of controversy this election and Clinton is receiving a lot of criticism regarding integrity, transparency and honesty. Nelson says much of this is self-inflicted especially win it comes to the email process she was engaged in. He says the situation has been explained and examined many times and there is no easy fix.
Nelson says, “I don’t know what more she can do to try to get people to believe she is telling truth when you have everybody on the outside and on the inside say she is not. It is a very difficult thing. You never want to lose the credibility or the integrity or the honesty factor in life let alone in political life.”
Nelson says he now spends a lot of time in Nebraska with a law and consulting practice. He says he failed at retirement and continues to be as active as possible.