World 6 September 2012 Quote of the day Bill Clinton on the Republicans. Print HTML 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. › Why "predistribution" could be a winning agenda for Miliband Former US President Bill Clinton stands with Barack Obama on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?