If Obama wins on Tuesday, he will owe much of his success to his most immediate Democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton. That one-time Arkansan gave the most memorable speech at their party’s convention — and offered the best case for Obama’s reelection despite the sluggish economic recovery.
And yesterday, after Clinton spoke at an Obama rally in Virginia, the president wonder if he were a “sort of a prop” in his own campaign. Does seem like some of the participants thought so as well. As the Democrat was still speaking, Charlie Spiering reports, “many people took their cue and began making their way to the exits to beat the parking lot traffic on the way out.”
Better to avoid traffic than to hear the presidential candidate you support?
No wonder that a New York Times reporter finds that “There’s a real sense of enthusiasm for the Romney Campaign… And, on the other side, the excitement and enthusiasm is not there.”
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Mr. Obama also leaves unstated that his own economic policies have yet to produce strong growth.
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A spokesman for the Romney campaign said Mr. Obama is reaching back to the Clinton presidency because his own leadership hasn’t produced enough jobs.