Clinton campaigns for Sestak in Pa. Senate race

    Former President Bill Clinton defended President Obama and the Democratic Congress, during a campaign appearance for Senate candidate Joe Sestak.

    Former President Bill Clinton defended President Obama and the Democratic Congress, during a campaign appearance for Senate candidate Joe Sestak.

    Clinton only made a handful of references to Sestak during his half hour speech.

    The former president spent the bulk of his time defending the federal stimulus bill, health care overhaul, and other Democratic policies that have come under fire from conservatives this election cycle.

    Clinton told the crowd of several hundred that President Obama and the Democratic-controlled House and Senate are doing a good job, but just haven’t had enough time to completely turn the economy around.

    “And you know that old rule, the first thing you’ve got to do when you’re in a hole is quit digging? Well, we quit digging. And now we’re building our way out of it. If you vote for these people who are running against guys like Joe Sestak, they’ll go up there and take the oath of office. They’ll have one hand on the bible and they got a shovel in the other hand. They want to start digging again.”

    At several points during the speech, Clinton argued he was a better steward of the economy than either President Bush, or President Reagan.

    Sestak was forced to skip the rally because of a House vote on a federal medical funding measure that will plug a $600 million gap in Pennsylvania’s state budget.

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