Bill Clinton Latest Obama Surrogate to Support Bain Capital

Posted by on Jun 01, 2012 at 7:45 am

Apparently every Democrat out there other than the hapless incumbent has the hots for Bain Capital. Obviously Mitt Romney’s tenure there was a wild success. Now what are these clowns going to attack him on next?

Let’s see, the dopey dog story faded once we found out Obama has a taste for Fido. Then the war on women blew up in spectacular fashion. At the current rate Obama may actually be forced to run on his record.

Well, that should eat up five minutes.

Question: Will Slick Willie be forced into a Booker-style hostage video to recant himself?

Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday night became the latest surrogate for President Obama to stray from campaign talking points, saying GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s business experience “crosses the qualification threshold.”

In an interview on the Piers Morgan show on CNN, Clinton said the Obama campaign shouldn’t spend its energy criticizing Romney’s work at Bain Capital, an argument that has taken central stage in the debate over which candidate can better lead the U.S. economy.

“I don’t think we ought to get into the position where we say, ‘This is bad work. This is good work,'” Clinton told guest host Harvey Weinstein, a staunch Obama supporter who has helped raise millions of dollars for the president’s reelection campaign.

“There’s no question that in terms of getting up and going to the office and basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold,” he said.

So we’ve got one man in Romney who’s eminently qualified for high office running against the accidental president who looks as if he couldn’t couldn’t manage to put his socks on without a focus group telling him whether to go right or left foot first.

Clinton’s comments come on the heels of comments by other Obama surrogates, who have said that the president’s team shouldn’t focus on Bain. Two weeks ago Newark Mayor Cory Booker said the campaign’s attacks on Bain were “nauseating.”  Former Obama auto czar Steve Rattner also recently called the campaign’s ads against Bain “unfair.” Both Booker and Rattner have since walked back their original statements.

Under coercion, of course. They were obviously telling the truth the first time.

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