August 5th, 2008
05:07 PM ET
6 years ago

Hillary Clinton to campaign for Obama

Sen. Clinton will campaign for her former rival in two states this month, according to the Obama campaign.
Sen. Clinton will campaign for her former rival in two states this month, according to the Obama campaign.


(CNN) –
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Barack Obama on two dates in August, the Obama campaign announced Tuesday.

She will hold rallies and voter registration drives in the swing states of Nevada and Florida on August 8 and 21, respectively. Obama won’t attend Friday’s event since he is taking a planned vacation with his family - and it’s not yet clear whether he’ll be at the latter date, which falls just days before the Democratic convention in Denver.

The last time Obama and Clinton were seen together was at a New York fundraiser on July 10, when she told donors, “I’m going to do everything I can and everything I’m asked to make sure he takes the oath of office on January 20th, 2009.”

That fundraiser was one of three the pair have held since Clinton suspended her campaign in early June, and just their second public appearance together.

Obama has said on several occasions that he hopes for both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s help campaigning to win in November.

“I am proud to call [Hillary] my friend, and I know that I desperately need her and Bill Clinton involved in this campaign,” Obama said in New York.

soundoff (284 Responses)
  1. PELOSI SUCKS

    DONT DO IT HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I WILL NEVER SUPPORT BO ALONG WITH MILLIONS OF OTHERS

    HE IS A SLIME BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 5, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. Non-Believer

    “I am proud to call [Hillary] my friend, and I know that I desperately need her and Bill Clinton involved in this campaign,” Obama said in New York.
    ---------------

    Correction: You need her supporters. So far, you've done nothing to bring us in. In fact, you've been pushing us farther away. 18 million voters did not want you to be the nominee.

    August 5, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. George (not Bush)

    How generous of Hillary to spend two whole days from her 5 week vacation campaigning for Obama!
    Hillary, don't hold your breath waiting for help from Obama supporters with your campaign debt.....

    August 5, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. Matt--NE

    C'mon Hillary, after all of the Obama-bashing you've done, do you think we are dumb enough to believe the good things you will certainly tell us?

    America isn't stupid.

    Obama doesn't stand a chance.

    August 5, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  5. Still for Hill but now ONLY for Hill

    A grateful Nation has missed this woman.

    We look forward to seeing you again.

    But it just reminds us of WHO the real leader is.

    Obama can not hold a candle to you.

    That is why he had to resort to racial division, hatred, cheating and nastiness to knock you out of the game.

    I won't forget.

    Bless you Hillary.

    August 5, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. Hana

    Perhpas Hillary Clinton could use this opportunity to admonish some of her followers, namely PUMAs, who have been spreading every conceivable anti-Obama, media conspiracy theory to explain why Hillary wasn't instantly anointed as the Democratic nominee.

    Do I expect her to do it? No because Hillary, similar to her PUMA followers, loves to play the victim.

    August 5, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  7. Independent NYC

    I'm glad to see Hilary is coming on board. The slim machine is so bad this time around she needs to remind her supporters things can get worst if McCain is in the White House.

    August 5, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  8. NYer

    Hillary has not been much of help to Obama so far. It is also clear that Bill has absolutely NO intention of helping Obama. Nope. Nada. Zero. Except, of course, when they think it serves THEIR purpose.

    August 5, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  9. Morgan

    He is just using her.

    August 5, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  10. Kevin

    First time I've seen the losing candidate FORCED to campaign for a PRESUMPTIVE nominee. Pitiful and shameful.

    August 5, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. Paula, NY

    If Hillary is involved, it's not for Obama. Hillary doesn't do anything unless it's for herself. Here is why she's campaigning, and remember she is the most selfish self-centered person on the planet:

    -She wants to start working on her bid in 2012
    -She wants to say she "helped" Obama
    -She wants the public to get excited and protest the Denver Convention
    -She wants to be VP
    -She wants to be a key player at the convention
    -She wants to get praise for her campaign
    -She needs to pay her bills so she wants more money from Obama supporters

    Is she doing any of this for Obama? I have some swamp land to sell you if you think so.

    Hillary is for Hillary. That will NEVER change.

    August 5, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  12. Sane John

    Cue PUMA whiners saying that this doesn't make any difference for them. They're never voting for a black guy who fairly won the majority of the delegates and votes in the primary. Instead they will vote for the old white guy who doesn't share any of their views or positions, just because he is old and white and not scary and black. Then they'll cover it up with claims that Obama changes positions, is too militant Christian, or militant Muslim, or is whatever they have to say he is to disguise the fact that they're really just scared of his race.

    Bunch of idiots.

    August 5, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. ladym

    Hopefully, Hillary has looked at the big picture and is ready to ask her supporters to support our next President Barack Obama.

    '08

    August 5, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  14. greg the liberal democrat from florida

    Democrats UNITE!!!

    August 5, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  15. Bitter Allen Hissein from Visalia

    Wow. Hillary does two whole campaign events during the month of August while Bill is still sulking. Looks like Obama will have to win this one by himself.

    Also, to all the PUMA's out there, get off your cheap behinds and contribute to retire Hillary's debt. The Clinton's lack of effort to elect Obama should be matched by a similar lack of effort to bail out Hillary!

    August 5, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  16. Scott in Austin

    Too bad she can't call you her friend. You really are a piece of work Obama. NOHILLARY NOBAMA. If she's not the rightful VP on the ticket I will be voting for McCain. Period.

    August 5, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  17. Samantha, NH

    Hillary will campaign inspite of Obama. Remember she still has bills to pay, and she wants us to pay, so she can keep her millions.

    She is the most selfish, self-centered person on the planet.

    Obama 08

    August 5, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  18. Justin in CA

    Nice to see Hilary back out there again. I hope she can convince her hardcore faithful to do the right thing. A lot of the seem not to have gotten over it yet. Like Lanny Davis. Come on man.

    August 5, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  19. Cashman

    As long as she's not campaigning for VP, she can make any appearances she wants,... Just keep her far away from the top two slots. We don't need another Clinton anywhere near the White House.

    August 5, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  20. catjax

    He ain't no friend of the Clintons. What a fake! Sorry Hillary, there's nothing you can do to change our mind. Not voting for Obama..

    August 5, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  21. Irma in North Carolina

    I hope hillary will pursade all these puma suporters to get over their biterness and quit acting so childish and stupid by saying they are going to vote for Mccain and getting us four more years of Bush. And that they are being a racits by acting this way.

    August 5, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  22. Jim (Iage 63)

    Bravo for Hillary Clinton. I supported Barack Obama in the primaries, but I am proud and delighted that Democrats like her are coming together to win the victory our country needs so desperately this November.

    Let's not deceive ourselves: a GOP win would be a terrible throwback to the failed Bush administration. A Democratic win would set the stage for intelligent solutions to our many problems (e.g. foreign policy, energy, health care, economy).

    In many ways, this election resembles the 1932 presidential election.

    Voters had to choose then between an experienced Herbert Hoover, offering failed policies, negative campaiging and patriotic slogans; versus Franklin D. Roosevelt, offering intelligence, hope. bipartisan leadership and pragmatic problem-solving.

    August 5, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  23. Robert

    Obama played the race card against Bill and Hillary Clinton – which was a personal attack! He crossed the line and I hope Hillary does as little as possible and Bill does nothing for the ingrate. Obama worked to split this nation and the Democratic Party. Cannot wait to see him lose in November! PUMA.....McCain 2008 – Clinton 2012

    August 5, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  24. California Girl

    OBAMA/Hillary 08

    Enough said!

    August 5, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  25. Hank

    Out of sight, out of mind, and she wants to be in sight for 2012.

    End of story, nothing is for Obama, just Hillary. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary 24/7.

    August 5, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
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