Romney touts foreign aid overhaul in appearance at Clinton Global Initiative

September 26, 2012

By Jonathan Easley – The Hill

Mitt Romney unveiled his plan for a public-private partnership on foreign aid aimed at fostering free enterprise in developing countries during an address Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Former President Bill Clinton, who has emerged as a key figure in President Obama’s reelection efforts, introduced Romney. Clinton has been a prominent figure on the campaign trail supporting Obama and has appeared in attack ads against Romney.

The pair received a standing ovation as they walked out onstage together. Romney joked about Clinton’s well-received speech at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, in which the former president offered a stinging critique of the GOP presidential nominee, and how Obama benefited from it.

“I appreciate your kind words and that introduction is very touching,” Romney said. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this election, it’s that a few words from Bill Clinton can do a lot of good.

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