Washington, Oct. 20 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton has said that President Barack Obama is facing a tough re-election race because "impatient" Americans haven't fully recognized an economy on the mend.
Campaigning for Obama in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Clinton urged voters to judge Obama on the past three years since he took office, in which private sector job growth has made up for lost ground.
"This shouldn't be a race. The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don't understand why the economy is not totally hunky-dory again," the Huffington Post quoted Clinton, as saying.
According to the report, the former president said Obama's difficulty in his race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney is that "people don't feel it yet" even as the unemployment rate ticks down and the manufacturing sector perks up.
Clinton believes Obama deserves credit for stabilizing a situation that saw the country hemorrhage jobs well into his first year itself, the report said.
"Gov. Romney acts like from the minute the president took his hand off the Bible he was responsible for every lost job," Clinton added. (ANI)