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Friday, April 19, 2024

Can Bill Clinton save Barack Obama’s butt?

Former President Bill Clinton: One the road for Obama.
(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

With President Barack Obama sidelined — for the time being — by duties dealing with the Superstorm Sandy crisis, his campaign is turning to former President Bill Clinton to fill in an energize voters.

Clinton appears up to the task, hitting the road and attacking challenger Mitt Romney at every stop.

On Monday, Clinton slammed Romney for claiming Chrysler is moving jobs from Ohio to China, calling it “the biggest load of bull in the world.”

Some Democratic strategists tell Capitol Hill Blue the President is better off staying at the White House in a commander in chief role and letting Clinton hit the stump.

“President Clinton is still the best politician we have,” says one strategist, who asked not to be identified. “He can deliver the goods.”

Others, however, suggest a gray-haired, 66-year-old Clinton may have trouble connecting with the young voters who are so vital to the President’s campaign strategy.

Obama insiders say his top advisers want him back on the campaign trail as soon as possible.