Bill Clin­ton fa­vored in com­par­i­son to Obama

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

About six in 10 likely vot­ers say Pres­i­dent Obama’s would-be “Sec­re­tary of Ex­plain­ing Stuff ” did a bet­ter job in the White House than the cur­rent com­man­der-in-chief.

Sixty-two per­cent con­sider Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton a bet­ter pres­i­dent than Mr. Obama, ac­cord­ing to a new Ras­mussen Re­ports poll. Twenty per­cent pre­fer Mr. Obama, and 18 per­cent are un­de­cided.

The fig­ure is close to 59 per­cent who pre­ferred Mr. Clin­ton in a poll con­ducted around the time of the Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion last year, where Mr. Obama joked that he should name Mr. Clin­ton his “Sec­re­tary of Ex­plain­ing Stuff ” af­ter the 42nd pres­i­dent’s im­pas­sioned de­fense of the 44th pres­i­dent and his poli­cies in Char­lotte, N.C.

An ar­ti­cle in Fri­day’s edi­tions in­cor­rectly at­trib­uted a state­ment to the Center for Medi­care and Med­i­caid Ser­vices. The fol­low­ing quote in the story head­lined “Ad­min­is­tra­tion changed its tune, hired lob­by­ist trib­ute to two of Kennedy’s last­ing ini­tia­tives as the na­tion ob­serves the 50th an­niver­sary of his as­sas­si­na­tion.

Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be joined by for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and his wife, Hil­lary, at a wreath-lay­ing cer­e­mony Wed­nes­day at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Mr. Clin­ton is one of 16 re­cip­i­ents for Oba­macare,” should have been at­trib­uted to Craig Hol­man, leg­isla­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Pub­lic Cit­i­zen: “Th­ese are a few of the rea­sons why lob­by­ing firms tend to shy away from gov­ern­ment con­tracts.” sched­uled to re­ceive the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom on Wed­nes­day. Kennedy cre­ated the mod­ern ver­sion of the award in the months be­fore his death.

Mr. Obama is to de­liver a speech on Kennedy’s legacy at a din­ner at­tended by re­cip­i­ents and mem­bers of the Kennedy fam­ily.

In­side the Belt­way will re­turn Tues­day

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