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. Governor 47th in Job Growth (excluding off-shored to China)

    I do believe Clinton thoroughly debunked the Romney talking point by pointing out how the party of No made clear that they would not be cooperating with President Obama.
    Pretty timid response from Camp Willard. Understandable though after the way Bill exposed them for the frauds that they are. That was a woodshed beating Clinton administered tonight. It's all but over. Twit RMoney and Lyin Ryan are done. Get better GOP, not bitter.

    September 6, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  2. Manny in Cali

    Don't double down on Trickle Down!
    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 6, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  3. Cynthia

    You've got to be kidding me. The republicans sound more and more desperate each time they open their mouths.

    It's ARITHMETIC Republicans, ARITHEMETIC. Now take all those millions and go buy a clue.

    September 6, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  4. difoderit

    Do you hear that hissing sound? That's the sound of what little hopes you had of Mittens chance ever becoming president quickly deflating....

    September 6, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  5. Tim Moore

    N please.

    September 6, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  6. Marley

    HAHAHAHAHAHA ... Now the GOP loves Bill Clinton!

    September 6, 2012 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  7. Leonard Gabbuat

    Bill Clinton clearly laid out a compelling argument why we should vote for Barack Obama for the second term.
    I'm speculating that he moved independent voters to President Obama camp. I am one of them?

    September 6, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  8. Nietodarwin

    The GOP has no plan. The GOP knows how to do one thing and that is scream "abortion abortion", even when debating President Obama's JOBS BILL

    September 6, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  9. Kevin

    President Clinton is a master liar, He even lied under oath and got impeached. Many lies on his speech and media ignored.

    September 6, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  10. Craig

    I believe Ryan Williams is right. I'm voting for Romney/Ryan...PSYCH!!!!!

    Obama 2012

    September 6, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  11. charles

    Obama all the way. GOP cannot debunk everything Clinton said so as usual making things up.

    September 6, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  12. beegirld

    while i didn't expect anything nice from the right, once again they got it WRONG! i'll pass on the party of no, Obama already had my vote for 2012 but rather than jogging, clinton's speech has me ready to run like hell to the polls now. i, like so many other rational voters, can't wait to cast my vote for Obama again. Obama/Biden 2012

    September 6, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  13. Tracy Ann

    Cherry picking your points again, GOP? What he said was no one could fix in 4 years what you took 8 to mess up. #arithmetic

    September 6, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  14. johnnelson

    Nice try, Williams. It's almost like he thought that saying it aloud would make it true or something. What a nutter.

    September 6, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  15. Robert Constant

    How low can the Repubs go? Obama has bent over backwards to reach across the aisle and the "loyal" opposition has done everything they can to destroy America just so they could try and blame the destruction on the President.

    Every American - including true conservatives - need to run the Republican party out of our government to send a message that we are too smart and too patriotic to reward their lies and thievery with our trust!

    September 6, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  16. Kevin

    I am also glad he didn't bring the women issues, When he said president Obama even hired Hillary, my thought was every body respects Hillary except you Mr. president.

    September 6, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  17. Larry L

    Clinton was magnificent! His speech was totally inspiring and made the Republicans look like the radical, anti-American extremists they have become. They support the fat-cats and use the under-educated bigots as their pawns. Democrats are charging ahead now with terrific momentum! Romney and Ryan are now exposed as nothing more than politicians distorting the truth and working for a couple of greedy billionaires.

    September 6, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  18. ScottS

    I'm not sure how ANYONE could watch Clinton's speech tonight and not understand that though it's been a hard four years, Barack Obama has done the best he could and deserves four more years to see his plans to fruition.

    September 6, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  19. jay

    Another proclamation from another dam& idiot from the right. By the way, is it me or is Candy Crowley 3 times the size of Dana Bash? She is actually linebacker-ish.

    September 6, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  20. arian

    Obama put the war's on the books. That is part of the debt, that he didn't obtain. Statements from the Romney camp are so disingenuous. This is like saying the auto plant closed down under Obama. He was not even in office. Lies and more lies. Another businessman for Pres would fail again like Bush and Hoover. Two was enough. Go back to the chop shop business. Oh, don't, people will lose there jobs!

    September 6, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  21. Mr 1% the "VULTURE CAPITALIST BUSINESSMAN" will outsource all the poor, disabled, unemployed and elderly, to China and sell America to the highest bidder!

    The GOP was bent over and "Clintonized" like an Arkansas porker, banjo tunes not included!

    September 6, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  22. maf

    President Clinton also brought back to light the fact that Congressional Republicans refused to work with President Obama when the current president was open to doing so!!!
    No way Romney/Ryan can spin this any other way! Even Alex C said that Clinton likely sealed the deal for Obama's re-election. Can't wait for the fact checkers to come up empty on this one!

    September 6, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  23. Jb79

    What a punk statement. Someone eviscerated you on national TV and repeatedly called you a liar and you praise him? Romney's campaign is a joke.

    September 6, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  24. DanielS

    Wow, I don't envy the poor GOP chump who has to rebut that speech.

    September 6, 2012 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  25. RUKiddingMe

    The Romney campaign can't answer Bill Clinton's speech. They actually PRAISE Bill Clinton, after he lambasted their campaign as full of lies. They are speechless.

    September 6, 2012 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
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