- Associated Press - Monday, April 2, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that he believes President Obama can win re-election if he can convince voters he steadied a shaky economy.

Mr. Clinton told ABC’s “Good Morning America” he believes likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney will have a difficult time reconciling positions he’s taken during the primary season with what he’ll say against Mr. Obama in the fall.

Mr. Clinton was asked if Mr. Obama can argue that Americans are better off than they were four years ago, as Mr. Clinton argued in winning re-election in 1996.

He replied that if Mr. Obama can’t make that case, “it is only because of the financial collapse that occurred in September 2008,” before Obama took office.

Mr. Obama can assert that “we put a floor under the recession and kept it from becoming a depression,” Mr. Clinton said.

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