Bill Clinton hits Romney on Solyndra visit


Republicans have made Solyndra a centerpiece of their attacks on federal green energy investments and Obama’s wider economic record, alleging the company is proof that the federal government should not be in the business of “picking winners and losers.”

The Romney camp and allied super-PACs are also using Solyndra to counter the Obama campaign’s attacks on Romney’s record at Bain Capital.

White House officials and the Obama campaign say Solyndra should not obscure the wider successes of Energy Department loan guarantees, which began under President Obama using authority first established under former President George W. Bush, and Obama's other green energy programs.

The loan program was authorized in a bipartisan 2005 energy law, and modified and funded through the 2009 stimulus law that ultimately provided support for Solyndra.

The Hill’s Amie Parnes has more on Clinton’s fundraising for Obama here.