Romney campaign responds to Clinton DNC speech
September 5th, 2012
11:57 PM ET
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Romney campaign responds to Clinton DNC speech

(CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign issued a statement after former President Bill Clinton's address to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, saying Clinton "drew a stark contrast between himself and President Obama."

"Bill Clinton worked with Republicans, balanced the budget, and after four years he could say you were better off," Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams wrote. "Barack Obama hasn’t worked across the aisle – he’s barely worked with other Democrats – and has the worst economic record of any president in modern history.

"President Clinton’s speech brought the disappointment and failure of President Obama’s time in office clearly into focus,” Williams continued.

soundoff (145 Responses)
  1. Dee

    If Bill ever wants to come lead Canada, he would win in a heartbeat. That is an invitation by the way...

    September 6, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  2. john

    Good point the Republicans refuse to work with the POTUS,and are bent on destroying him instead shame.

    September 6, 2012 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  3. Dee

    If Bill ever wants to come over and lead Canada, he would win in a heartbeat. That is an invitation, by the way...

    September 6, 2012 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  4. The California Gal

    Romney is a fake and a joke...

    September 6, 2012 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  5. Anonymous

    Ryan Williams..go to bed with your statement

    September 6, 2012 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  6. Danny

    I LOL'D at the GOP response.

    September 6, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  7. mike

    Is the GOP serious? It's Obama who has refused to work with them.... Yeah, the GOP hasn't made their refusal their number one priority.

    September 6, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  8. Seth

    Just the type of response that you give when you don't actually have a good response.

    It's so funny how Republicans would just like everyone to pretend that Bush never happened... "Obama has the worst economic record of any president in modern history." REALLY? How can you even say that with a straight face. Are these guys just stupid? Worse record than the guy that drove the country into the largest recession in generations just in time to hand the country off to the Dems with record debt and a broken, rigged tax system?

    Republicans are hopeless people... so far from reality. It's just beyond frustrating to keep hearing this instead of having discussions about REAL issues.

    September 6, 2012 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  9. halhiker

    I watched the speech and that's not what I got out of it at all. I guess Republicans do live in a parallel universe.

    September 6, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  10. Skandar

    Man, Obama may not be clinton but Romney is definitely GW Bush's clone. If I were the bishop I would lay off Clinton and focus on lying hoping the flock will just believe him.

    September 6, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  11. halhiker

    I listened to the speech and that's nor what I got out of it at all. I guess Republicans do live in a parallel universe.

    September 6, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  12. Alex Besogonov

    Amazing. Republicans opposed _every_ initiative of Obama, while Obama tried to bend over backwards to accommodate Republicans. And they now they're telling that Obama has failed to "reach across the isle".

    September 6, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  13. Kane

    It' amazing how Romney can just ignore the entire content of that speech and STILL come away blaming Obama for the mess that the Republicans left him...

    September 6, 2012 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  14. Nuance

    Too bad there is nothing to contrast between Willard and "Dubya".....

    September 6, 2012 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  15. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    It is entirely possible that Obama has not worked across the aisle because the admitted plan of the Republicans is to obsruct every offer made. You cannot have a bipartisan effort if only one group is willing to compromise.

    One thing the Republicans do not understand is that compromise is not: "Our way or the highway"

    September 6, 2012 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  16. Thomas

    They still won't mention GW Bush's economic record will they ?

    Those that live in denial , stay in denial !

    September 6, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  17. Patrick Henry

    Nice try, Romney. I am an independent and was on the fence until listening to Bill Clinton tonight. He convinced me to vote for President Obama. I have children and elderly parents, and can't afford to vote for Romney.

    September 6, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  18. Bteen9

    Ryan Williams, I hope that not everyone with the last name Ryan is a liar, first Paul Ryan during his convention, and now you? You may be able to fool your blind followers. But we have seen the republicans in congress for the last 31/2 years make public their only agenda, make sure Obama is a one term president as your supremee leader Rash Limbaugh has directed your party to do. Not this time, I know your party wants to take America back, but we want to take America forward. BARACK OBAMA 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024. 2028, 2032, 2036, 2040, 2044, 2050........................When the republicans in congress turned down the offers from Barack Obama to help with the unemployment mess that your party created, your party said no. and no, and no. So don't be a LIAR like Paul Ryan.

    September 6, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  19. Kathryn Martin

    Its a shame that even after those remarks from former President Clinton that Republicans cannot see that America is changing. We are no longer misinformed about the facts. With today's technology, it takes a few simple clicks, the ability to research, and arithmetic, to know that what was said is on point. Its okay to be for one side or the other but America wants people in office who are going to be real and fight for American equality, because we are all AMERICANs. This is our country and we want what is best for it.

    September 6, 2012 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  20. Vicky Delawter

    It's time for the Rep party to get their heads out of the sand. It's only driven by greed and ego neither of which is beneficial to the greater interest of the entire country. Just because you have money does not make you a better person or more important than the common citizen. It's time to come down off your high and might pedestal and work together for the greater good; something that has not happen since Clinton. This party has done nothing helpful or supportive, and has only worked to stop anything that is , all in an effort to stop this President. YOUR PARTY has done a great injustice to our wonderful country. Shame on you!!!!!

    September 6, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  21. AC

    Contrary to what Bill Clinton said, I think Obama could have doen a bettter job of the economy if he had focussed on the Economy at a critical time instead of Health Care Reform. That he remained hell bent to pass the health care reform even when he knew the Economy was so bad just goes to show that he is an he doesn't have the flexibility to make a complex economy work

    September 6, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  22. MikeR

    Obama is so done.No way he will be reelected.

    September 6, 2012 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  23. Heinrich

    Arithmetic lesson is what Mitt and the rebuplicans need.

    September 6, 2012 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  24. Mr. Izz

    Well, you know... Romney's campaign is correct. Clinton gave a great speech, but Obama is not Bill Clinton. Never has been, never will be.

    September 6, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  25. AzIndie

    Obama didn't work with Republicans? Well, it's sort of hard to do that when they are calling him a liar in the middle of a joint session of Congress, and Jan Brewer is sticking her finger in his face. It seems that the Republicans didn't want to work with him. I would buy that argument if they had reached across the isle and he had turned them down.

    September 6, 2012 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
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