Former president Bill Clinton is on record supporting fellow Democrat Barack Obama for reelection, sort of.
Bill Clinton nonetheless went on CNN’s ratings-challenged Piers Morgan show–with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sitting in as fill-in host–and admitted that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee, had a “sterling business career” and possesses the necessary threshold qualifications to serve as president of the United States.
In so doing, Clinton joined other Democrats who have rejected criticism of Romney’s record at investment firm Bain Capital.
Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker got into trouble recently with his own party by criticizing the Obama campaign’s attack ads against Romney for his work at Bain Capital. Booker subsequently back-pedaled on his comments.
In an appearance on CNBC, Romney thanked the ex-president for his kind words:
According to Ed Klein’s new book about Obama, as well as the reporting of some other political journalists, there apparently is no love lost between the Clinton and Obama camps after the contentious 2008 presidential primaries. Perhaps Clinton sees a Romney victory in 2012 as a way to position his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for a White House run in 2016.
Bill Clinton was in Milwaukee yesterday at a political rally for Tom Barrett, the Democrat who is seeking to unseat Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s Wisconsin recall election. It was estimated that only about 400 or less supporters showed up for the rally.
In his heart of hearts, do you think that Bill Clinton really wants Barack Obama to win in 2012?