President Obama placed a distant second behind Bill Clinton in a survey that asked Democratic National Convention watchers to name their favorite speaker of the week.
“Barack Obama was not the highlight of his party’s convention,” PEW Research reported. “Among those who watched at least a little coverage of the Democratic convention, 29% say the highlight was Bill Clinton’s speech, while 16 percent name Obama’s speech as the highlight.” First Lady Michelle Obama placed third, with 15 percent of viewers giving her top marks for the week.
Romney also placed second – to Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood — but the margin was much smaller. Twenty percent of Republican National Convention watchers told PEW that Eastwood’s performance was their favorite, while 19 percent said that they liked Romney’s speech best.
Romney, during a Meet the Press interview yesterday, allowed that Clinton might be able to beat Obama if he were able to run for a third term as president.
“You know, if the Constitution weren’t in his way, perhaps,” Romney replied when David Gregory asked if Clinton “could get elected today for president.” Continuing, Romney said, I don’t know the answer to that. But he– he did stand out in contrast with the other speakers.”