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September 26th, 2011
05:23 AM ET

Talk Back: Is Bill Clinton helping or hurting President Obama?

From CNN's Carol Costello:

Bill Clinton, the last two-term Democratic president, may have thrown cold water on President Obama's bid for a second term.

Clinton told the conservative website "Newsmax" that now is not the time to raise taxes saying, "I personally don't think we should be raising taxes or cutting spending, either one, till we get this economy off the ground. This has been a dead flat economy."

However, in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Clinton blasted Republicans for their anti-tax ideology and said he'd support the president's millionaires tax.

Nevertheless, conservatives are thrilled about Clinton's comments to "Newsmax," with Congressman Eric Cantor saying, "I hope President Obama will heed the advice of President Clinton and drop his demand for one of the largest tax increases in American history."

Talk Back: Is Bill Clinton helping or hurting President Obama?

Let us know what you think. Your responses could be read on our program.


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  1. Debbie

    I think we need BILL CLINTON back in office...forget Obama or anyone else.

    September 26, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  2. Herbert Quainoo

    In America today we have republicans, Black and white Democrate.we dealing with three forms of political candidacy.Bill aint helping the black Obama,racism in de air.just a cover up...no one is hepling Obama!idon't believe in the system anymore.I do believe in the people,individual people within any system.The system has foced me to look at democrate in a racial point of view.

    September 26, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  3. carla

    the only people who care about what clinton is saying is the media....and since he changed his mind some republicans which is dangerous for the republicans....as far as the president goes with black people being on his side.....really that's a media thing also because black people know the republicans don't like white so they darn sure don't acknowledge blacks....look at the disrespect the show our black president....that would rather hurt all of america then do the right thing.....i'm just sayin'

    September 26, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  4. Robert McMullen

    Tax Loophole 'double/triple' dipping? Corp. A gets loophole, and posts record profits. Shareholders get their dividemds. Shareholder Corp. & rich individuals use their loopholes, and-on, and-on. Easy to see why the GOP wants the Tax Loopholes to continue.

    September 26, 2011 at 7:54 am |
  5. Billy Horwitz

    Depends on what your definition of "is" is.

    September 26, 2011 at 7:31 am |
  6. Gumeh

    He is not helping by his double talk. None of them want to help the black president

    September 26, 2011 at 7:28 am |