The Madeleine Brand Show for August 10, 2012

President Clinton back in the spotlight

US President Barack Obama (R) speaks as


US President Barack Obama (R) speaks as former President Bill Clinton looks on during a campaign event in New York on June 4, 2012.

Clinton looms large in this year's presidential race - President Bill Clinton was chosen to announce President Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention next month. Many people believe the choice was made because he's still a symbol of prosperity and fiscal responsibility.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has attempted to draw negative comparisons between Obama and Clinton, claiming in a recent ad that Obama is undoing some of Clinton's reforms. We look at President Clinton's role in this year's campaign.


Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg News political analyst.

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