Add yet another Democrat joining the Bain Mutiny group. Bill Clinton disses Obama’s strategy all together and states:
There is no question that in terms of getting up and going to the office and basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold…
When you try, like anything else you try, you don’t always succeed. I don’t think that we ought to get into the position where we say this is bad work. This is good work.
This Reuters article also explained, “Clinton also said broadly demonizing private equity politically as Democrats have done to Romney was wrong if restructuring underperforming businesses was necessary to save them and make them more productive.” Clinton went on to support Obama as a better choice, but failed to articulate why Obama’s record was better.
Obama’s team is struggling to turn this message around, but with surrogates like this who needs enemies?