September 11th, 2008
03:09 PM ET
6 years ago

Bill Clinton and Obama release joint statement

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have released a joint statement.
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have released a joint statement.

(CNN) – Barack Obama and Bill Clinton’s offices released a joint statement Thursday after the two met in New York.

“President Clinton and Senator Obama had a great conversation in Harlem today. They discussed the campaign briefly, but mostly talked about how the world has changed since September 11, 2001,” it read.

"Sen. Obama praised the work of the Clinton Foundation around the world and President Clinton applauded Sen. Obama's historic campaign which has inspired millions around the country.

"They also spoke about what the next President can do to help make the economy work for all Americans, as it did under President Clinton, and ensure safety and prosperity far beyond the coming the election. President Clinton said he looks forward to campaigning for Senator Obama later this month.”

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  1. Chi-town gurl

    yeah!!!! great move! Now I feel better about America's opportunity to improve on so many levels such as the economy, foreign relations, etc. What better resource to tap than the one man who knows politics, how to govern (and he did an awesome job!) and someone who beat Karl Rove politics than Bill Clinton. Even the embittered PUMA's and the Republicans and the many anonymous and strategically placed Republican bloggers on this site and others will also have the opportunity to have health care, as well as enjoy the perks of a better America!!!!!!!

    Go Obama/Biden '08! We love you and look forward to real change!

    September 11, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Chris

    It is very sad to see so many Hillary supporters saying that they will vote for McBush. If they care about women's rights they will vote for Obama so that we can keep the Supreme Court from becoming the Court that the hard core conservatives dream about. They should vote for Obama if they want to end the Iraq War (what are we fighting about anyway/ how do we win if we have no objective) and restore the USA as a strong, moral leader in world affairs. Never mind the fact that McBush and Palin will drill the ANWAR, the coasts etc.. doing nothing about the environment except kill it.

    September 11, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. Victoria Anderson - Seattle, Washington

    Obama/Biden 08 will win... I think its great Bill is coming out to support Obama after everything that happened a few months ago. It just shows that this country is a real die need of change. Not the same ole change from the last 8 years, but that change that Obama is offering. It's funny because he began his campaign on change and now you got John McShame tryna run with it. So if we play follow the leader, then I better vote Obama/Biden because that's were it's at....

    September 11, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. USAF RET

    carolflowery, you wrote:

    September 11th, 2008 3:11 pm ET

    great 2 pimps meet and just gonna turn the world around
    golly gee

    Actually, John McCain is the only pimp, and we all know he's not going to change anything.

    September 11, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. Donna

    Bill can only help...He was a awesome President, unlike what is in there now and what is running (mc cain-loser)....Glad to see Obama
    doing the right thing.

    OBAMA/BIDEN.......

    September 11, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. Lil Bo Peep

    I see the Republican Sheep are still out here lining up for their shearing. They are still so ignorant that they don't understand that the economy does better under Democratic Presidents rather than Republican Presidents. I can provide you the data as I shepherd you to your shearing.

    September 11, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. jimmy

    FORGET ABOUT GETTING YOUR COMMENTS POSTED HERE IF YOU ARE PRO-OBAMA. I CANT GET MY COMMENTS POSTED HERE BECAUSE I AM NOT AN AFRICAN -AMERICAN.

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. tonyP

    its nice to see on a day when both sides agreed to put politics aside, that Sen. Obama can once again "overcome" and manage to get his political points in

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    What is McCain going to do to jumpstart the economy?

    Where does he stand on women's issues?

    How is he going to address poverty in this country?

    Where does he stand on the issues that average people care about?

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. A CANUCK

    I hope Clinton shows Obama the tricks he uses......they worked in 2004.......and they could work again !!!!

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. Ex-Republican for Obama

    On this day, were attacked in 2001. The sitting president was a republican. If we elect another, we will once again be unguarded and unprepared.

    Elect a Democrat if you don't want to be attacked by terrorists.

    September 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. Jan, Knoxville, TN

    Thank you President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton for coming to Obama's aid. McCain/Palin is the most dangerous ticket I've witnessed in my lifetime. One of my good friends who is past 70 noted that if they win there will be no hope left in his lifetime. I definitely agree.

    September 11, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. Margo

    No matter what, after McCain added Palin, all the Clinton hold outs (me included) must vote for Obama, let's put aside our frustration about Clinton not getting the nomination and rally behind Obama. Paulin does not represent any of Clinton's beliefs or philosophies. Palin as far right as you can be!

    Go Obama/Biden. I'm finally on board.

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Progressive

    Rick – Nice simple post bud. Peace.

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Ex-Republican for Obama

    On this day, were attacked in 2001. The sitting president was a republican. If we elect another, we will once again be unguarded and unprepared.

    Elect a Democrat if you don't want to be attacked by terrorists.

    September 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. Jeff Lind, Camarillo, CA

    I wonder why the Republican nominees McCain/Palin aren't out campaigning with their Republican President and VP?
    Where are the photo Op's? Where are the ringing endorsements?
    Where are the public shows of party unity? Aren't McCain/Palin proud to be Republicans? Aren't they supposed to be proud of their President and VP? Even if they disagree, shouldn't they be showing unity? Shouldn't Sarah Palin be out stumping for her daddy/boss McCain? Why isn't she doing Press Conferences, or going on Larry King, or Meet The Press, and showing off the skills that John McCain insists she has to be the VP of this great country?
    I think you all know the answers, whether or not you want to admit it or not.
    Stop being so foolish.....You're selling out your country!

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  17. kaspen

    I can't believe you people lap up this back scratching between politicians. Tune in to FoxNews for coverage of real news events.

    September 11, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. Really?

    PUMA, funny how you call Obama the chosen one! I guess we need to crucify him to really find out his worth! Funny the repugs call him inexperienced and use the Christian card at the same time. How dare He talk wise words, this nobody! He shall be overcome! Yes go McCain-Palin '08 and end of the world in 2012!

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  19. johnny d

    Oh Barack you have dinner with the man you hated so much and whose wife you never vetted. I am sure he was saying in his mind, watch the losing Bombo cloth... Too late Nobama....Too late...Sarah is here.....

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  20. Nice

    WOW, images speak power. Finally CNN goes to the left a bit.

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. uhhhh John who?

    Clinton asked to meet Obama you repub dolts. Obama doesn't need Clinton. She won't be prez in 2012, maybe in 2016 when Obama is done.

    September 11, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. d

    As an Obama supporter, I would hope that Bill Clinton will do everything i his power to help get Obama elected. Please Bill, we need your voice. we can not let this election slip away and lose our country to 4 more years of Bush policy. it is absolutely imperative that we take the white House back from the Republicans, let's make it happen.

    September 11, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  23. FL4OB

    Good–the economy is the number one issue for Americans. Go Obama!

    Yes we can!

    September 11, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  24. joe

    Talk about fickle people. A month ago Clinton was no good now that he supports Obama he is a hero. Obama a big mistake for America! Hillary could beat McCain Obama can't.

    September 11, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  25. Vasya

    How sweet to Obama to be back to streets of Harlem he was doing drugs 20 years ago. No way this guy is my President.
    I'll pick John and Sarah.
    Hillary supporter.

    September 11, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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