Obama and Clintons Unite for Political Partnership
President Barack Obama used to have a tense rivalry with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton but their relationship turned into a genuine policy and political partnership. They have an alliance that is beneficial for the president during an election year.
Bill Clinton is helpful in raising funds for Obama’s reelection campaign. During Clinton’s time at the White House, the nation’s economy was thriving. The former president enjoys being in the spotlight. He also gets to shape the future of the party.
President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign tapped former President Clinton as the top deputy. This is evidence of the demise of the bitterness that resulted from the 2008 Democratic primary between Obama and Hillary Clinton, who is now the secretary of state.
In Virginia last Sunday night, President Barack Obama and former President Clinton shared the stage to address those in attendance. It was the first of three joint appearances at fundraisers for the two. Obama’s campaign expected at least 500 people at a gathering at the home of Terry McAuliffe, who is a close adviser of the Clintons and one of the ardent protectors of the Democratic Party. Tickets for the event costs $1,000. 80 people already paid $20,000 each for a dinner after the reception.
Clinton told the crowd at the Virginia event that President Obama is doing his best to restore the economy. He added that it takes five to 10 years to fully recover from the crisis that the country suffered.
Both Obama and Clinton didn’t mention Republican nominee Mitt Romney by name but both of them referenced Romney for his foreign policy credentials and economic plan. Obama said that he and Hillary Clinton spent the last three and a half years cleaning up the mess made by other people. He mocked Romney for saying that Russia is the enemy and not the al Qaeda.