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Bill Clinton on the Republicans.

Former US President Bill Clinton stands with Barack Obama on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention. Photograph: Getty Images.

In Tampa the Republican argument against Obama's re-election was pretty simple, pretty snappy: 'We left him a total mess, he hasn't finished cleaning it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in.'

Bill Clinton ridicules the Republicans in his speech to the Democratic National Convention.

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