(CNN) – Bill Clinton will join Barack Obama and John McCain in visiting Ground Zero this Thursday in memory of the victims of September 11, and deliver a speech focused on national security threats.
“But just as we reflect on the past, we must look ahead to ensure we are doing all we can to support families, unite our communities, and protect our country from future acts of terrorism," said the former president in a statement released by his office.
The McCain and Obama campaigns released a joint statement over the weekend announcing that both men will appear together in New York to mark the seventh anniversary of the attacks. The campaigns have also pledged to abstain from all negative campaign ads on that day.
Also Thursday, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama will meet at the former president's Harlem offices - their first extended in-person encounter since the tense primary season.
(UPDATED to clarify McCain and Obama are visiting Ground Zero Thursday, but will not be at the memorial ceremony.)
I think a little advice from Clinton will be good. Obama and Biden will win as soon as the novelty of Palin wears off and we learn a little more about her. Obama has to get a little tougher with the likes of the republicans because they are mean and liars. Obama/ Biden 08
On such an event it is good to see Clinton standing up to support Obama. It is time to see that this great nation needs to change. The 9/11 events show how deeply this natin is distrusted in the world. Avoiding other peoples ideas does not bring understanding and acceptance. Obama said he will talk to worl leaders and strive to regain the respect in the world tht Bush lost.
We must become that light that leades to a better world. We must show the world that the blessings we enjoy can be shared by all in peace.
Bill Clinton is the only person who can help OBAMA wins, yes he understand the "issues" that small town America cares about, but "white America" there are black, hispanic and whites small towns, the media line to spin small town America, what it implies is WHITE AMERICA!
Note To Obama: When you have a meeting with Bill, LISTEN TO HIM IF YOU WANT TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!
I think that this shows to me and many other women , that Clintons our better people than most , They will be and are so admired. I erge any one who want a democrate to put money toward the Ciltons dept.
I will be helping the Clintons, and ask others to join me in helping them. I will be emailing them to day,. If they are willing to help America . I am willing to help them. falling in love all over again, With Hill & Bill. they are putting county frist.
I'm sorry WHY is Clinton attending. Last time I checked he was a former President. Maybe he should stick to hitting on women whilehis wife tries to satisfy both their needs for power...Stay home Bill, 9/11 families will do fine without you.
It will be a historical moment to see the 2 major polical parties come together and keep the claws in. Ground Zero is not the place for jabs.
These better not turn into stump speeches.
Don't let him in Bill !!!
It seems to be Obama is more patriotic than McCain. I just don't get a patriotic feeling of Mccain and Palins speech. All they do is attack and it is about war. What about the other issues that affect our citizens everyday. I think many American citizens are ignoring the real issues. I feel it in Obama's and Biden's voice that they care more.
To Enlightened Voter: If anyone should be there it should be John McCain. Of any person there he is the only one who fought for us and our country.
Get a grip!
We had the chance to have Bill and Hillary's expertise at a time in this country when we really needed them. It's too late now, the Chosen One is what we are stuck with instead of the Clintons who could have gotten us out of this mess.
We're safe-Bush and the three Amigo's will all be in one place giving speeches.
The hot air will fill a fleet of balloons from these buffoons.
I can only hope that Bill and Hillary will see how we need to vote for the person and not the party. Sorry Bill and Hillary I love you to death and you have done Great for us. However I cannot follow you in your support of obama. Please support the person and his qualification not the Party.
Thank GOD America is starting to wake up and overwhelmingly place their support behind McCain/ Palin!!
We cannot afford to have Obama as a President.
Keep up the good work President McCain and Vice President Palin!!
We are all behind you!
hillary +bill+ biden = OBAMA .
Maybe Bill & Hillarys would be doing more to help Obama if he and his supporters hadn't mistreated them so during this entire campaign.
Both parties will abstain from negative ads on that day?
So does that mean the negative spin will be coming from Bill that day?
Bill will be there to pretend to support Obama, knowing full well a McCain victory this Fall will will ensure a Palin – Clinton run for the White house in 2012.
I hope this meeting will end in positive results. Most anything would be better than the last 8 years of McCain riding Bush coattails which equals McSame. Regardless of who is the next President, our taxes will be raised. However, with the right candidate, our lives will be much better off.
We need to get Bush and Cheney there, too!
Clinton, Obama vs McCain at Ground Zero. That's two to one, we win.
Where's Bush holed up?
Obama should bring the Clintons and folks like Gen. Wesley Clarke to the forefront because they know how to fight the Republicans.
Is Joe Biden inept? He's running around saying that he can't debate Palin! Old Joe is scared!
Hillary would have been the better choice for real. Biden just dilutes the campaign – anyway, let's see what happens but we don't have the time.
If Obama wants to win, he must bring Gen. Wesley Clarke into his inner circle and allow him to go on the networks to make whatever comments he likes to make. He knows how to attack the Republicans – effectively.
He can do this after the 9/11 ceremony.
The Nobama dream is going up in smoke. Time too wake up and vote
for McCain. It will take more than Bill to help Nobama. Thats what happens when a con man (Nobama) tries to fool the American people.
Maybe if he had better judgement and put Hillary on the ticket he might would be winning. Too Late its over!!!!! McCain 50% Nobama 46%.
Well, if the American people thing and believe that McCain-Palin are the answer to their economic misery, let them go ahead and vote for them.