Meet the Press | January 27, 2013
>> it was interesting on the day of the inauguration, brian williams and others and i were talking, and we noticed some video during the luncheon, and one of the things that caught our eye was a great moment here. you have your back to us. but there you are with secretary clinton and president clinton . and that's just one of those moments where you say, gosh, what were they talking about? any advice there?
>> talking about personal health. we both lost our dads when we were young, and we were talking. i got concussions when i was young, and hillary was telling me about hers. we were just kind of chumming it up. look, if we had a clinton presidency, if we had erskine bowles , i think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. that's not the kind of presidency we're dealing with right now.
>> and you don't blame conservatives, particularly in the house, for thwarting that effort?
>> both parties -- forget about just the recent past. both parties got us in the mess we are in, this fiscal crisis. republicans and democrats. and it will take both parties to solve this problem. that's the kind of leadership we need today.