Bill Clinton Helping Obama With Campaign Strategy

Monday, 23 Apr 2012 09:47 AM

By Dan Weil

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former President Bill Clinton may turn out to be current President Barack Obama’s most important supporter. It was Clinton’s suggestion that the Obama campaign stop portraying likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper and shift to portraying him as an extremist conservative, Politico reports. Clinton also is playing a key role as a fundraiser for the president.

For months last year, the Obama camp blasted Romney as having no core principals. But Clinton, whose view matched the data from Obama’s own pollster, Joel Benenson, gently let the Obama campaign know that it was missing Romney’s biggest weakness: “an embrace of a brand of tea party conservatism that turns off Hispanics, women and moderate independents,” Politico states.

Instead, Clinton advised the campaign to make use of Romney’s  self-description as a “severe conservative,” three Democrats close to the situation told Politico.

“The decision here is that if you are going to pin a tail on the donkey, let’s make it the conservative tail,” a top Democratic strategist who supports the Clinton view told the news service.

On the fundraising front, Clinton will appear with the president at an April 29 event in Virginia and will also assist in bringing home the bacon for the struggling super PAC supporting Obama, Priorities USA Action.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Poll: Americans Want Romney in the 2016 Race

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 10:06 AM

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may be insisting that he does not want to make another run for the pr . . .

Tea Party's Singular Focus on Amnesty Troubles GOP

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 09:08 AM

President Obama's executive action on immigration has so outraged the tea party faction of the Republican Party that the . . .

Carly Fiorina May Test Her Luck as GOP 2016 Hopeful

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 07:32 AM

Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina is actively pursuing a possible 2016 presidential run, The Washingt . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved