Give 'Brilliant' Obama Some Credit: Bill Clinton
President has done a lot to benefit the country: ex-president
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2010 1:47 PM CDT
Bill Clinton speaks during a meeting of the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission, which Clinton co-chairs, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Wednesday June 2, 2010.   (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)
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(Newser) – The American public doesn't appreciate what President Obama has done for the country, Bill Clinton says. Though the two have had a somewhat frosty relationship since the campaign, Politico notes, Clinton said yesterday: “I think he's done a better job than he's given credit for. I feel very strongly about this.” Clinton noted that any president's approval rating suffers during a recession.

“Until people feel good about their own lives, they're not going to feel good about their president,” Clinton said. “And there's nothing you can do about that."