June 1, 2012
Bill Clinton sticks another fork in Obama’s Bain strategy, says Romney had ‘sterling’ business career
The shelf life of President Obama’s Bain Capital strategy appears to be rapidly shrinking.Less than two weeks after Newark Mayor Cory Booker caused the Obama campaign plenty of heartburn by calling on it to “stop attacking private equity,” the biggest name in Democratic politics (outside of Obama) has lodged his own torpedo.Bill Clinton, in an appearance on CNN last night, said that Mitt Romney has a “sterling business career” and that the campaign shouldn’t be about what kind of work Romney did.
Clinton: “No Question” Being Gov And “Sterling Business Career” Makes You Qualified
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“I don’t think we ought to get into the position where we say this is bad work; this is good work,” Clinton said, adding: “There’s no question that, in terms of getting up, going to the office, and basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who’s been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”
Clinton urged the Obama campaign to instead focus on contrasting its vision for the country with Romney’s. His comments came at the tail end of a day in which another Obama surrogate, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), called Bain a “a perfectly fine company.”
Obama’s campaign has shifted its message from attacking Bain’s handling of certain companies to talking broadly about how being in the private equity business doesn’t prepare one to be president. But Clinton’s comments appear to undermine both arguments.
And Obama’s “career” before running for the U.S. Senate in Illinois? Community organizing.
Yep, 100 golf games since 2009.
Lavish vacations for Michelle.
Lavish Vacations in Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard, etc.
Pro Crony Capitalism: funneling money to failed “Green businesses”
Funneling money to UNIONS to push Obamacare that a majority of Americans DO NOT want.
Then turns around and gives these same unions waivers against a mandate of having to participate like other Americans will have to do with Obamacare.
If Obama cannot even budget himself, as well as Michelle’s vacations, parties at the White House, etc., HOW can he even THINK he knows how to fix the economy?