Skip to comments.Obama, Romney campaigns observe cross-party generosity
Posted on 07/04/2012 6:07:19 AM PDT by kevcol
To some partisans, it may sound jarring: President Barack Obama talks about how he and former rival John McCain were simpatico in 2008 while Mitt Romney fondly recalls Bill Clintons White House tenure.
Yet lauding the prominent elder statesmen from the opposing party has become a regular feature of the 2012 presidential race, with Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, using Clinton to score points against Obama the same way the president seeks such an advantage by invoking McCain.
Obama has made positive public mentions of McCain, an Arizona senator, at least six times over the last two months, including telling donors at a June 14 fund-raiser hosted in New York City how much he had agreed with his rival on issues central to their 2008 battle.
Romney similarly has invoked Clinton, the former Democratic president, at least four times over the same period, including extolling him as a mainstream leader who worked with Republicans to shrink government and overhaul the welfare system.
Romney joins a list of Republicans who now praise Clinton, including some who tried to oust him from office after disclosure of his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. These include McCain, an impeachment supporter who recently has been praising Clinton for US intervention in the Balkans in the 1990s as a way of encouraging Obama to do the same in Syria.
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Bill Clinton is Ronald Reagan compared to the current a-hole.
I for one am shocked!
I thought all along that Romney was severely conservative.
“Romney joins a list of Republicans who now praise Clinton, including some who tried to oust him from office after disclosure of his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.”
Well, the hack of an author could have said Romney joins a list of Republicans who now praise Clinton, the impeached, disbarred rapist.
...Who lied directly to the Grand Jury and pointed a crooked finger at the American public.