Bill Clinton Speaks at Obama Rally in North Carolina
Former president Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama rally in North Carolina. He asked the residents to vote for President Barack Obama because the president supported the bailout of the auto industry in the United States. He also signed a law that gave workers more time to file pay discrimination lawsuits.
Former president Clinton said that President Obama was a better decider-in-chief, a phrase he stole from former President George W. Bush. Clinton described Mitt Romney as someone who has been tying himself in knots to say he didn’t say what he clearly said.
President Obama won in North Carolina in 2008 by 14,000. That was the first victory for a Democratic candidate in the state since 1976. The win was credited to the large turnout of young people and black voters.
North Carolina is a vital swing state for this year’s presidential election. According to a survey, President Obama and Romney each had 45 percent of likely voters. Around 5 percent were undecided. Clinton said that the first bill that President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which prevents restrictions on workers filing lawsuits regarding pay inequity. Romney has not taken a position on the bill but he said that he would not repeal it.
Clinton praised President Obama’s performance as commander in chief. He mentioned the end of the war in Iraq and his move to withdraw the troops from Afghanistan. He also said a few good things about his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton praised the president for working with people of varying political views. He pointed his actions after Hurricane Sandy with Governor Chris Christie. Clinton said that President Obama knows politics is about people and not about power or ideology. He knows that the nation must work together and not leave people on their own, especially when natural disasters strike.