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Obama Considers Bill Clinton for 'Secretary of Explaining Stuff'

3:00 PM, Sep 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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At a campaign event in Florida today, President Obama joked that he's considering former president Bill Clinton for "secretary of explaining stuff." The apparent compliment comes days after Clinton's well received performance at the Democratic convention in Charlotte. 

"Now, we just had our convention in Charlotte, North Carolina," said Obama, turning to the convention. "Folks there could not have been more welcoming.  Michelle -- what can I say?  (Applause.)  As the other men in the audience know, our main goal when we marry is to improve our gene pool.  (Laughter.)  That's why my daughters turned out good.  (Laughter.)  Because you just -- you marry up and you marry somebody superior to yourself.  And you just -- you beg them until they marry you.  (Laughter.)  Persistence is the key."

And then you've got President Clinton who made the case as only he can.  (Applause.)  After he spoke, somebody sent out a tweet -- they said, you should appoint him secretary of explaining stuff.  (Laughter and applause.)  I like that -- secretary of explaining stuff.  Although, I have to admit, it didn’t really say "stuff."  I cleaned that up a little bit.  (Laughter.) 

And then two days ago, I did my best to lay out the stakes in this election, because they are big stakes.  Both sides have made their arguments now.  And I know you have a lot of national Republicans in the neighborhood, making their argument.

AUDIENCE:  Booo --

THE PRESIDENT:  We've made ours.  And so now you've got a big choice to make.  And by the way, don't boo -- vote.  (Applause.)  Vote.  

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