Clinton Praises Romney Business Career
Ex-President William Clinton suggested on Thursday, in an interview on television that he thinks the reelection campaign for President Obama should stop attacking the work Mitt Romney did in private equity. Clinton is a top surrogate for Obama and will help Obama raise money next week. He contradicted the Democrats directly over the business record of Romney, suggesting it does help qualify him to be a president.
Clinton said he thought Romney’s career in business was good. He said there was no doubt that he gets up and out and to the office and is a go-getter. Clinton said Romney was a governor; his business career was sterling and crossed the qualification threshold in his opinion.
Clinton said it was a dangerous tactic to go after the Republican nominee’s record while at Bain Capital. He added that not always do you succeed in private equity in saving companies or making them more profitable.
Instead Clinton said the campaign for Obama should turn to the real issue of what the Republican nominee would do as the president and how that would stack up against the record of Obama. He said that if the comparison were made, Obama would win reelection.
He said Obama’s record and proposals would be much better for the majority of Americans and the economy in America than those the former governor of Massachusetts laid out. He said that is what the real issue is and what the election should be about.