Bill Clinton Stumps for Barrett In WI, But Backhands Obama Over Bain Attacks

Former President Bill Clinton just did Wisconsin Democrats a solid while simultaneously backhanding Obama and his team. Friday, Clinton voiced his support for Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate running against Scott Walker in the upcoming Wisconsin recall election, and in almost the same moment pulled a Corey Booker, condemning about Obama’s Bain-bashing campaign.

Clinton’s decision to campaign against Walker in Wisconsin is expected to boost support for Barrett, who needs a heavy turnout to win on Tuesday. Although recent polls show Walker to be ahead of Barrett by seven percentage points, internal polls in the party suggest that the race is much closer. No one knows if the polls will actually perform well in predicting the outcome in Tuesday’s recall, as gubernatorial elections traditionally have not produced wonderful voter turnout. But everyone involved in this election—Republicans, tea partiers, Democrats, and Labor—have built significant ground support that is generating momentum and numbers…. Read More

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