Bill Clinton: It's time for Occupy Wall Street to get specific

“I think what bothers people is the country has gotten so much more unequal under the last, over the last 30 years, and now that we’re in this fix, an enormous number of people have been out of work for more than six months, some of whom can’t get interviews because they’ve been out of work for more than six months, who always worked hard, always paid their taxes, did everything they were supposed to do, and made no contributions to the financial meltdown that caused their current distress,” he said. “I think that is the heart of what they’re saying on Wall Street.”

But they have to move beyond that, Clinton added, and actually coalesce around specific goals and suggestions to improve the financial situation.

“But to make the change, eventually what it is you’re advocating has to be clear enough and focused enough that either there’s a new political movement which embraces it or people in one of the two parties embraces it,” he said.