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Campaign 2012

Bill Clinton Featured in New Obama Ad



The Obama campaign is bringing out the big guns for its latest ad, enlisting the help of President Bill Clinton.

The 30-second spot, called “Clear Choice,” shows the former president alone on camera, describing a wide range of President Obama's policies.

“This election to me is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment,” Clinton says. “This is a clear choice.”


Clinton attacks Republicans for their tax policies, including giving Americans with higher income more tax relief and plans for fewer regulations on Wall Street, policies the GOP has said would free up the private sector and create more jobs.

“That’s what got us in trouble in the first place,” Clinton continues. “President Obama has a plan to rebuild America from the ground up, investing in innovation, education and job training. It only works if there is a strong middle class. That’s what happened when I was president. We need to keep going with his plan.”

This isn't the first time Clinton has been used in this election. The Romney campaign, on several occasions, has used the former president as a tool to criticize Obama, most recently in the welfare debate. Clinton will also speak at the Democratic convention, introducing Obama.

The Romney campaign did not mention Clinton by name, however, in response to this latest ad. Instead, spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg touted Romney's experience in the private sector.


"He will jumpstart economic growth, creating 12 million jobs and bringing hope to the middle class," she said in an emailed statement.

The ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

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