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Bill Clinton: Romney father 'must be turning over in his grave'

Before auto-worker union members, former President Bill Clinton today condemned Mitt Romney for opposing the auto bailout.

And he brought his father into it.

“Every time I hear Mr. Romney talk about this, I think his daddy must be turning over in his grave,” Clinton said. Romney’s father, George Romney, was governor of Michigan and a chief executive at American Motors Corp.

Clinton called the auto bailout the most important decision Barack Obama has made as president.

The former president, a close follower of politics, wasted no time before commenting on the Republican presidential race.

“Watching this Republican primary reminds me that we might as well have a movie on the Spanish inquisition of people passing complex theological exams, and if you fail Question 13, you are out of here.”

The former president said the bailout was a more important decision than the health care act, noting that it is a complicated subject and requires much work for improvement.

He also touched on bipartisanship.

“We have to be driven by a simple idea -- we are struggling to build a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility,” Clinton said.