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. PlJones

    Now this Sounds Good, something Kind to read...FINALLY!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. SO happy!

    GOP pack-up its over. Palin was the begining of the end.

    Thank GOD!

    I may be able to keep my job,my home and feed my family now.

    September 11, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. carolflowery

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

    September 11, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. J from DC

    Good for them... Happy to see them working togeather...

    September 11, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. BJGT

    September 11, 2008 01:58 PM EST | AP

    Before reporters were ushered out, Clinton was asked where he sees the race between Obama and Republican John McCain.

    "I predict that Sen. Obama will win and win pretty handily," he said.

    Obama added: "You can take it from the president of the United States. He knows a little something about politics."

    September 11, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  6. Sylvia

    Bravo, bravo, bravo!
    Unify and put the repubs out of office.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    September 11, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  7. GO Obama!!!

    bill and obama rock!!!!

    Real change! 08' 12 Obama-biden

    September 11, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. diana

    GREAT! GO GET THEM GENTLEMAN.

    September 11, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. Spencer from VA

    I love it! ECONOMY ECONOMY ECONOMY. Shove the ECONOMY down people's throat Sen. Obama. It is issue #1.

    September 11, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  10. Democratic Unity

    The Democratic Convention was so uplifting, hopeful and positive, and the GOP one was such a polorizing, negative downer. The America I want to see has the Democratic brand that our best days can be ahead of us if we are mature enough to deal with the real word crisis that exist today. It takes public will and we'll see if we've got it collectively this November. Go Obama/Biden/Clintons

    September 11, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. Joni Jones

    Admirable! Service to community is one of our country's most valuable resources...no matter how Republicans look at it (or community organizers)

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  12. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Obama and Clinton discussing getting the economy back on track to work for all Americans as it did in the Clinton years. It's about today, tomorrow and the future, not a bunch of hot air about nothing from McCain and Palin whose only plan is to divide. Divided we fall, together we stand.

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  13. Tony

    GO BILL!

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. PUMA now voting for McCain

    Wow, such a non-story.
    CNN, can you make sure to tell us what the Chosen One had for dinner tonight, also?

    Hillary, 2012.

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. leapfrog

    Now...let's get away from the politics of hen-pecking the individual based on name calling, and get back to dealing with the dire issues that face us.

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. J.B. Illinois

    Hillary supporter here, who wants to know if Hillary was not asked or if she turned down the vp job, it will help us all to know the answer to this question.

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. fella from Chicago

    Talk about I'll scratch your back if you'll scratch mine. I guess Obama will be satisfied if at least one Clinton does his bidding for him. Bill, your just as much an egotist as the "One". Cut him loose Bill, the tide of Palin is too great. You'll both drown as losers if you don't.

    September 11, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. K.

    GOOD JOB.
    DEMOCRATS UNITE
    U STILL HAVE THE ENTHUSIASM OF ATLEAST 36 MILLION

    September 11, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. Rob indetroit

    its time for obama to fill up arenas again.
    get people off of palin.

    September 11, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Joe Regis

    Obama/biden will end the bad time brought on us by the republicans and supported by McCain- P...

    Obama/Biden 08/12.

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  21. The Voice of Common Sense (Independent Voter - Charlotte, NC)

    Ah, Obama...let's now buddy-up to Bill, so you can do what?...DROP BIDEN AND ADD HILLARY AS VP? You should have known better! 18 million voices told you so!

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  22. eric

    With Obama as president, it won't just be him running the country alone. He'll have a wealth of knowledge and experience behind him to help him run the country effectively and efficiently...exactly as its been done under Democrats before. McCain would be on his own, with Palin or any other member of his party unable to offer up any successful experience to help bolster his aging mind. He'd have to bring Lieberman along just so he could keep whispering in his ear which group of muslims is which and which country Pakistan shares a border with.

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  23. Mike in Houston

    Obama went to ask a grown up for help.

    Obama = LOSER.

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  24. Debby

    Yes Pres. Clinton give Obama tips on how to raise our taxes even higher for small business owners and put them under.

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  25. Fred

    Spencer......

    If we don't have a leader to protect us against terrorism we won't have to worry about the economy.

    McCain/Palin 2008

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
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