Bill Clinton: Blame Me Before You Blame Obama
Former President Clinton, speaking in Florida, says whether you want to blame him or any other president who came before, the economic problems are not Obama’s doing.
“I honestly believe it doesn’t matter who caused it or whether the contributing factors all happened under President Bush or something I did or something Ronald Reagan did 30 years ago. Regardless, President Obama didn’t cause it…
Now what I want to say again and again and again, it is my opinion, as someone who, beginning when I was governor in 1979, has spent a lifetime trying to create jobs and help people start businesses and expand manufacturing and create opportunity for people to train and educate them to seize those opportunities, it is my opinion that no president, not Barack Obama, not Bill Clinton not anybody who served before us, nobody who ever had this job could repair that much damage to this economy.”
In his 34 minute-speech, Clinton, as he did Tuesday night in Miami, delivered a strong defense of Obama’s student loan and health care policy. He touted the Democrats for having “a responsible debt plan” and urged people to choose “cooperation over conflict and arithmetic over illusion.”