Clinton:Romney For “Binders Full of Women”, Not Fair Pay

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Click on image to watch Bill Clinton criticize Romney's "binders full of women" comment.

Click on image to watch Bill Clinton criticize Romney's "binders full of women" comment.

Campaigning in St. Cloud, Minnesota, two days before the presidential election, Bill Clinton lashed into Republican candidate Mitt Romney for failing to answer in his second debate with President Obama whether he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — which Obama signed his first day in office in 2009.

“Mitt Romney says ‘I’m much more decisive. I’m a big, tough business guy,'” Clinton mocked the former Massachusetts governor. “He refused to say whether he would have signed it, instead answering, ‘I collected a bunch of binders once’.”

“How hard can it be? The answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’. I’ll guarantee you he would find that the president has a lot harder decisions to make than saying whether he would have signed a bill that is already the law of the land. I’m for Barack Obama, he makes better decisions.”

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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