By Toby Harnden/PUBLISHED: 09:00 EST, 19 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:34 EST, 19 October 2012
Bill Clinton has conceded that Mitt Romney is correct that the economy is ‘not fixed’ and said he thought Barack Obama was going to cry during Tuesday’s debate ‘because he knows that it’s not fixed’.
Former president Clinton, speaking in Parma, Ohio, during a campaign event with Bruce Springsteen, immediately added that Obama offered a better plan than Romney for getting out of the rut during the next four years.
But his frank admission about the state of the economy was immediately seized on by the Romney campaign as bolstering the republican argument that a change of leadership in the White House is needed.
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‘Governor Romney’s argument is “we’re not fixed, so fire him and put me in”. It is true, we’re not fixed,’ Clinton said at in Parma, Ohio. ‘When President Obama looked into the eyes of that man who said in the debate, “I had so much hope four years ago and I don’t now”, I thought he was going to cry because he knows that it’s not fixed.’
This was a reference to a question from Michael Jones, a young undecided voter, at the debate in Hempstead, New York. Read more: