Clinton causing messaging headaches for Obama

Former President Bill Clinton has been in the spotlight this week while stumping for President Barack Obama, and he's indicated that he doesn't always see eye to eye with the current leader of the free world.

Former President Bill Clinton has been in the spotlight this week while stumping for President Barack Obama, and he's indicated that he doesn't always see eye to eye with the current leader of the free world.

Clinton told CNBC on Tuesday that "I don't have any problem with extending all of it now,” referring to the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts that Obama is against.

This follows a comment that he made last week that Mitt Romney's had a “sterling business career,” effectively undercutting days of messaging from the Obama campaign that Romney had a hand in laying off hundreds of workers during his time running private equity firm Bain Capital.

Still, the Obama campaign feels the benefits of utilizing Clinton outweigh any drawbacks he may cause. They point out that he is a political asset who can speak to both the Democratic base and the swing voters who Obama needs to defeat Romney.

Romney doesn't have any such issues from former President George W. Bush. While he has endorsed Romney, he has yet to hit the campaign trail for him.

Obama's messaging headache comes just weeks after Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker said Obama campaign's attacks on Romney's work at Bain Capital were “nauseating.” 

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