London, Jul 18: US President Barack Obama has turned for help to one of his harshest Democratic critics, Former President Bill Clinton.
The new decision of Obama is described as the move to improve his approval ratings, which have been going downwards ahead of the crucial mid-term elections.
In the latest polling, 43 percent of American strongly disapprove of Obama's leadership, while only 26 percent strongly approve. And a mere 13 percent believed that his economic policies had benefitted them.
Former President Clinton, who is viewed by many Americans for bringing an era of economic boom, will be dispatched to campaign in key states where Democratic candidates regard Obama as a political liability. Senior Clinton advisor recently sat down with Obama aides to map out the strategy to support 'endangered' Democratic candidates as the party battles to retain its majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate in Nov 2010.
The move is seen as a dramatic transformation from the hostilities of 2008 when Clinton was often reduced to making rants as a supporter for his wife Hillary in her acrimonious battle with Obama for the Democratic nomination.