Romney Says He's Waiting For His Clinton Bounce

The Republican presidential candidate speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative.
3:00 | 09/25/12

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I want to begin by that. Thanking governor Romney for coming here today I think -- is really important. It all of you were there last night no we can't find ways to cooperate over these issues. We can't find it anywhere in this is really important. And I thought I would introduce him by giving you. An example of one personal experience we had together. When -- -- the americorps legislation and sign it. It through congress the model for me. Was a program based in Boston called city year. Which lot of you know about it to -- program. When I left the White House there was some discussion about whether americorps would be be funded and by that time. The largest affiliate. In the United States who was city. And the governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney was on the board. And had sent me a letter signed Michael Brown nodding his head has sent me a letter saying. With forty not -- 48 other governors we should continue this this is important. So I call them and I was out of White House and -- the governor. I -- city year that's what America's all americorps is all about hope you'll help me save it. And he urged the Republican congress to continue. To support -- city -- any urged the White House to do it and they did. I just visited the city your program and South Africa Johannesburg. Where -- youth unemployment rate exceeds 40%. But 80% of the city year volunteers. In Johannesburg. Have a job that day -- leave city year so it turns out to be good economics as well as good for the society. All of you should know that and I -- to -- know it. And governor -- thank you for being here. -- -- -- -- Thank you Mr. President it's it's an honor to be here this morning and I appreciate your kind words and that introduction is very touching. If there's one thing we've we've learned in this election season by the way. It is that a few words from Bill Clinton can do a -- a lot of good. -- I got to do now is wait a couple of days for that -- to happen so.

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