Clinton Rallies Supporters in Hartford for Malloy, Democrats

Nov 1, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton told a partisan audience of 2,000 at the University of Hartford on Sunday night that Republicans have waged "a fact-free campaign" to convince America they are blameless for the recession. 

At a stop to promote Democrat Dan Malloy's candidacy for governor, Clinton spent as much time defending embattled congressional Democrats, his own legacy and the man who defeated his wife for president, Barack Obama. "The way Republicans tell it, every Democrat is responsible for everything that happened in the economy from the second our new president took his hand off the Bible," Clinton said.

Clinton never mentioned George W. Bush by name, but he referred to the dramatic slowing of the economy and the explosion of debt after he left office, describing his successor and congressional Republicans as putting America in a deep hole.