|Source: Barack Obama-President William J. Clinton-|
It seems to me that President Bill Clinton had a couple of tasks last night as probably the most popular American politician in America current or former.
One, to make sure Democrats know how important it is to get-out-the-vote for President Obama. To do one thing vote themselves, but also to get people out to vote. Democrats who are mainly disappointed with President Obama, the more Progressive Democrats (or social democratic Democrats), who thought they are actually getting a Socialist as the GOP claims that Barack Obama is. And instead has gotten someone a lot more mainstream than that. That not voting for President Obama in 2012 is unacceptable, that the United States can't afford a Romney/Ryan Administration with a Tea Party Congress. That there's no choice here. The Obama Administration is hundred times better than the GOP could offer in 2012 and that they have to vote and work for the President, to prevent the Tea Party from getting the entire Federal Government. And to layout exactly why the President is better than Mitt Romney, that four years is simply not enough time to fix all of the problems that the Bush Administration left for the Obama Administration. And to layout exactly where we've made progress as a country and that if reelected, things are only going to get better.
The other task that I believe President Clinton had last night was to layout for Independent voters, where again Bill Clinton is popular with them as well. Why the Obama Administration is so much better than any Romney Administration can ever dream of coming up with. And he did that in a couple of areas.
One, on taxes that if you vote for the President, your taxes aren't going to go up. But if you vote for Mitt Romney, he has a 200B$ tax hike that was part of the 2009 Recovery Act, those tax cuts disappear under the Romney/Ryan Plan. And in the other area as it relates to the Affordable Care Act, that how much money that the people and hospitals are saving as of right now. With health insurers being required to spend 85% of the money they collect on actual health insurance. And that no one will ever again have to worry about losing their health insurance, because they actually need it.
Another line that I believe was powerful that President Clinton had, was when it come to jobs. For the last twenty-nine months we've created 4.5M jobs net in the private sector. Whereas the public sector across the board has lost jobs. Another example of why the socialist argument doesn't fly. And Bill Clinton was successful across the board, explaining how President Obama has been successful, how large the problems are and that they simply can't all get solved in four years or less. And where and how we are making progress and why what we are doing now, beats the hell out of anything that the GOP has to offer right now.