Bill Clinton tells ABC News that Mitt Romney has a much different challenge than he did after the 1992 primary fight drove up his own unfavorable ratings.
Said Clinton: “Even though he had a bruising primary and higher negatives and I did too. Mine was just one long character attack. It was a personal attack on me… But we never had to change what we were saying from primary to the general.”
He added: “And the poor man who got in trouble for the Etch-a-Sketch remark. That’s like the saying, ‘There is nothing more damaging in politics than telling the truth.’ I mean, the truth is, that’s what he’s gotta do.”
Clinton said Romney has to “convince the swing voters that he’ll be moderate enough and open enough and inclusive enough to be an effective president, and effective on the economy. And hope that the Republican base voters say, ‘Well, okay, so he maybe wasn’t as right-wing as he claimed to be in the primary. Still more conservative than President Obama. I guess I’ll vote for him anyway and I won’t stay home.’ That’s a much harder job. So I doubt if he can do it. But it’s going to be interesting to watch.”
Via The Political Wire.