Bill Clinton speaks to the ReSource 2012 conference on July 13, 2012, in Oxford, England. (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for ReSource 2012)
President Barack Obama's re-election spokeswoman mocked the Mitt Romney campaign for using Bill Clinton in its latest ad, joking that the Republican standard-bearer must have run out of supporters in his own party.
"If that's the best validator they can find—someone who thinks President Obama is a far better choice on the economy and on other issues—perhaps his bench is a little shorter than we thought it was," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One.
"This isn't the first time that they have attempted to use President Clinton," she underlined. "It's interesting because President Clinton is not only a strong supporter of President Obama—he'll be speaking about him at the convention—but he has said time and time again that President Obama is the right person to lead the country forward, to help our economy continue to move forward."
Romney's campaign invoked Clinton in an ad attacking Obama's approach to welfare reform, an overhaul crafted by the former two-term Democratic president and his Republican foes in Congress in the 1990s over the objections of many liberal Democrats. But Clinton released a statement late Tuesday siding firmly with Obama and against the commercial.Read More »from Obama campaign mocks Romney use of Bill Clinton