Clinton criticizes Romney at Obama event
Former president says Romney would bring back old ideas
In an appearance Sunday alongside President Barack Obama at a fund-raiser for Obama's re-election effort, former President Bill Clinton took a shot at the president's likely Republican presidential rival, Mitt Romney.
The president has "got an opponent who basically wants to do what they did before -- on steroids," Clinton said.
The event took place in Virginia at the home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe.
Chiming in, Obama said that in terms of foreign policy he Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "have spent the last three and a half years cleaning up after other folks' messes."
The president also poked fun at Romney, mocking the former Massachusetts governor for referring to Russia as the country's "number one geopolitical foe."
"I didn't know we were back in 1975," Obama said.
More than 500 supporters were set to attend the reception with the two presidents, and 80 were scheduled to attend a dinner at the house. Tickets for the reception started at $1,000 a person and tickets for the dinner were $20,000 a person.
The event was the first of three joint fund-raisers that Obama and Clinton will headline together.
"You guys get two presidents for one, which is a pretty good deal," Obama told the small Virginia crowd Sunday, while standing on a stage set up underneath a white tent.
Also in attendance were former Virginia governor and current Senate candidate Tim Kaine, as well as Rep. Jim Moran and state Sen. Barbara Favola.
Joking with the crowd, Obama talked about Air Force One as one of the perks of being president, saying Clinton misses the plane.
"I'll miss it, too," Obama added.
Drawing loud cheers, a woman in the audience quickly shouted, "But not yet!"
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