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'Wow': Obama Fundraises Off Bill Clinton's Legacy

12:42 PM, May 22, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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In his latest fundraising pitch, President Barack Obama tries to piggy back on the legacy of former President Bill Clinton. "When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, I had just started a job registering voters in Chicago," Obama writes in an email to supporters. "I remember watching his campaign and thinking, wow, I've never seen a candidate like him."

Obama continues: "I ran for president because we lost our way as a country after President Clinton left the White House. So much of the progress he helped make was rolled back. And so much damage was done -- to the middle class, to our reputation abroad, to our shared sense of community."

Here's the full email, with the subject line, "Wow." 

This would seem to mark a shift for President Obama, who faced Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic election. After all, Obama's pitch then was "change" (and "hope"). 

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