Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney tried to drive a wedge between President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, who has taken an increasingly prominent role in Obama's re-election efforts.
A new Romney campaign ad tries to cast Obama as a big-government liberal, accusing him of dismantling the groundbreaking welfare reforms Clinton had put in place, Fox News reports.
The new Romney ad criticized Obama for removing work requirements from federal welfare regulations, a key element of Clinton's 1996 welfare reforms.
The ad contends that Obama simply wants to hand out welfare checks, while Romney would restore the work requirement.
The Democrats recently announced that Clinton would have a prime-speaking role at the party's national convention in September.
"We will end a culture of dependency and restore a culture of good hard work," Romney told an audience in Illinois.
Obama campaign spokesman Lis Smith has said Romney was "not telling the truth" in his attacks.
"By falsely attacking a policy that both he and his Republican allies have supported for years, Romney is once again flip-flopping on a position he took in Massachusetts and demonstrating that he lacks the core strength and principles the nation needs in a president," Smith said. (ANI)