Former President Bill Clinton gestures while speaking at a rally for Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Chris Murphy, left, at a rally in Waterbury, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
Democrats went wild after Mitt Romney released a statement on the September 11 attack on our embassy in Cairo, saying he was "politicizing" a crisis. A little over a month later, Bill Clinton seems to be doing the same thing, but even more overtly.
The Connecticut Mirror relates:
On the eve of a hurricane-induced break in the political season, Bill Clinton gave Democrats a 30-minute pep talk Sunday, framing U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy's race for U.S. Senate as an election of national interest.
"We're coming down to the 11th hour. We're facing a violent storm," Clinton said. He waited a beat, then added, "It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election."
The partisan crowd in the Palace Theater erupted in cheers for Clinton, whom a recent poll shows is more popular than he's been at any time since his election 20 years ago, with two-thirds of registered voters viewing him favorably. [Emphasis added]
Speaking of Mitt Romney's economic plan, Clinton added that every time the Republican candidate says he has a plan to create 12 million jobs, it makes him "want to gag." Apparently, Barack Obama is on track to do the same thing.
"It's actually not a bad promise," Clinton remarked. "We're moving in the right direction."