Which Former President Would You Rather Have On Your Side?

Posted by | November 2, 2012 15:47 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Well the answer is pretty evident from where the Presidents Clinton and W. Bush spent their weeks.  Clinton was campaigning for the President and Bush? (h/t Steve Benen)

Bush, on the other hand, will spend Thursday in the Cayman Islands, delivering the keynote address at the Cayman Alternative Investment    Summit. As Romney struggles to convince voters that he understands their economic struggles, having the previous Republican president reminding them of the questions surrounding Romney’s financial dealings in the Caymans is beyond unhelpful.

Actually I think this is quite appropriate. President Obama would continue his first term approach of sound Clintonian economics (with a bit more progressivism tossed in).  Governor Romney would continue the Bush policies of favoring the wealthy and possibly instigating a war.

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Copyright 2012 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.

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