Clinton Defends Obama on Economy

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Former U.S. President  Bill Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Florida International University for President Barack Obama on September 11, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Clinton spoke about President Obama’s plans for the future of the country, economic reforms and the impact they will have on Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    Financial wizard is just a figure of speech, former president Bill Clinton reminded voters in an appearance on Face the Nation on Sunday. Clinton argued that no administration could have “fully healed” the lame economy Barack Obama was handed, saying it’s a fantasy that any other White House could have “magically” brought back full employment. Clinton dismissed what he called Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s “militant antigovernment approach” and said that Obama’s strategy offers a way forward. “That’s why we have to keep working at it,” Clinton said. The 42nd president has been an important proxy for Obama this election season, especially since his keystone speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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