New York: Former US president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday that Democrats can still pull the November elections out of the fire if they refute Republican arguments and keep it from becoming a referendum on President Barack Obama.
He said the Democrats have to assume they will lose some Congressional seats in the midterm voting because they won a lot of exceedingly marginal seats in 2006 and 2008, "but whether these elections will be a big setback for the Democrats is yet to be determined."
"If the Democrats can make this a choice, not a referendum, they can win," he said in an interview. "If it's a referendum on anger, apathy, laced with amnesia, they're going to have a problem."
The Democrats need to answer the two key Republican arguments -- that they should be thrown out because they haven't reversed the economic slump resulting from the global financial crisis and that "there's too much spending and too much government”.
First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 12:26