Clinton says Obama deserves four more years
BY CHRIS CASTEEL NewsOK.com
Thursday, September 06, 2012
9/06/12 at 4:04 AM
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Former President Bill Clinton delivered a rousing defense of President Barack Obama to the Democratic Party faithful here Wednesday, saying no president could have repaired in just four years the economic damage Obama inherited and that the country was better off in many ways than it was when Obama took office.
Speaking on the second night of the Democratic National Convention, Clinton parsed Republican proposals and claims in detail, giving a tutorial on government programs while charging that the GOP presidential ticket had distorted Obama's record of achievement.
The former president attacked head-on the question that has dominated the last few days, bringing the crowd in the Time Warner Cable Arena to its feet shouting "Yes" when he asked if the country was better off than it was when Obama began his first term.
With Obama locked in a tight race with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Clinton took on the job of contrasting the president's policies with Republican proposals and making the case for a second Obama term. He also took on the job of nominating the president for a second term.
Original Print Headline: Clinton: Obama has U.S. on the right track
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. CHARLES DHARAPAK/Associated Press
Former President Bill Clinton bows as President Barack Obama walks on stage after Clinton's address to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/Associated Press