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“When you become President, your job is to explain where we are, say where you think we should go, have a strategy to get there, and execute it,” he began. “By that standard, Barack Obama deserves to be reelected President of the United States. And I’m going to tell you the only reason we’re even meeting here. I mean, this is crazy — he’s got an opponent who basically wants to do what they did before, on steroids [laughter] — which will get you the same consequences you got before, on steroids [more laughter].” Clinton went on to endorse Obama’s “forward-looking” plans for economic renewal, first outlined in the presidential campaign four years ago, which were derailed by the financial crash in September 2008, “only seven weeks before the election.” Historically such collapses, noted Clinton, leave nations unable to achieve full economic recovery and job growth for as long as a decade — so “he’s beating the clock, not behind it.”
Obama replied by lauding Clinton’s “remarkable record” as president — and especially his ability to persuade Democrats, “at a time when, let’s face it, the Democratic Party was a little bit lost,” to “refocus not on ideology, not on abstractions…but on where people live, what they’re going through day to day.”
...with the Romney campaign's utter silence on President Bush's endorsement:
Romney's aides won't speak for the record about the campaign's plans — if there are any — for Bush.
And now ask yourself this: how in hell could Mitt Romney have possibly said what said about Obama and Clinton with a straight face? Either he believes what said, in which case he is simply delusional in what he believes, or he was lying, in which case he is delusional for thinking that people would ever believe his lie. Either way he's delusional. And I'm not sure which is better.
Maybe we should ask the president's Secretary of State what she thinks about it?
Originally posted to The Jed Report on Wed May 16, 2012 at 07:35 AM PDT.