Clinton: Obama ‘laid the foundation for prosperity’

Former President Bill Clinton says no president could have fully repaired within four years the damaged economy that Barack Obama inherited.

“But he has laid the foundations for a new, modern successful economy, a shared prosperity,” Clinton told the Democratic convention Wednesday night. “And if you will renew the president’s contract, you will feel it. You will feel it.

“Whether the American people believe what I’ve said or not may be the whole election. I just want you to know that I believe it. With all my heart I believe it,” Clinton said.

The former president, greeted by cheering Democrats like a rock star, acknowledged that too many Americans aren’t yet feeling the effects of recovery.

“Are we where we want to be today? No. Is the President satisfied? Of course not,” Clinton said. “But are we better off than we were when he took office?”

Delegates answered in the affirmative with a raucous standing ovation.

“When President Barack Obama took office, the economy was in free fall. … We were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Are we doing better today? The answer is YES.”

CSM

  • 5thDrawer

    Let’s not forget ‘housing bubbles’ … and those poor bankers. And deregulated Wall-Street. And people who don’t like to pay taxes for anything. All of that is not a fault of Obama-Ramma. But they started dumping on him (On the Democrats) only 3 months after his election anyway. It’s a weird country, in many ways.
    Obama is not nearly a Kennedy. But if you listen to what Romney & Co. say, Obama should have this by default.

  • 5thDrawer

    Let’s not forget ‘housing bubbles’ … and poor bankers. And people who don’t like to pay taxes for anything.

  • FadiAbboud

    Obama 2012
    its easier to destroy than rebuild
    Bush destroyed for 8 years.. unrealistic for Obama to rebuild in 4 years..

  • FadiAbboud

    Obama 2012
    its easier to destroy than rebuild
    Bush destroyed for 8 years.. unrealistic for Obama to rebuild in 4 years..

  • We can criticize, or agree… But Bill Clinton was and still a driving force in this country…
    I heard what Romney  and his Mrs. had to say, and heard what Ryan had to say… The sounded like a broken old record. I heard what Mrs. Obama had to say, and most of other speakers especially Bill Clinton…
    Noting that personally I have had on occasions voted for candidates from both parties, I can only say that if people vote Romney into office, then they really desrve the crap and the frustrations they will get. Obama earned a second term without even having an election…
    But the most amazing thing I see in this country like no other…….. How many former and current presidents ever come together any where else in the world???????  

  • We can criticize, or agree… But Bill Clinton was and still a driving force in this country…
    I heard what Romney  and his Mrs. had to say, and heard what Ryan had to say… The sounded like a broken old record. I heard what Mrs. Obama had to say, and most of other speakers especially Bill Clinton…
    Noting that personally I have had on occasions voted for candidates from both parties, I can only say that if people vote Romney into office, then they really desrve the crap and the frustrations they will get. Obama earned a second term without even having an election…
    But the most amazing thing I see in this country like no other…….. How many former and current presidents ever come together any where else in the world???????  

  • We can criticize, or agree… But Bill Clinton was and still a driving force in this country…
    I heard what Romney  and his Mrs. had to say, and heard what Ryan had to say… The sounded like a broken old record. I heard what Mrs. Obama had to say, and most of other speakers especially Bill Clinton…
    Noting that personally I have had on occasions voted for candidates from both parties, I can only say that if people vote Romney into office, then they really desrve the crap and the frustrations they will get. Obama earned a second term without even having an election…
    But the most amazing thing I see in this country like no other…….. How many former and current presidents ever come together any where else in the world???????