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. PUMA now voting for McCain

    Dear fans of the "Chosen One",

    Today was about one thing only...Clinton safeguarding his legacy. He's already moved on to 2012 and Hill's next run at the White House.

    Sorry to disappoint you.

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  2. Hillary 2012

    Bill you are the only president care about us

    We want Hillary back in 2012

    Life long democrat and strong Hillary supporter will vote for Mc Cain

    Mc Cain/Palin 08

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. McCain = Mr. 90%

    John Kaleto (very first comment),

    We had a budget SURPLUS when Clinton left office.

    That is what he did!

    Republicans are idiots when it comes to the economy.

    They just don't get it!

    Obama/Biden '08!

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Former Hillary supporter

    After showing your flip flop side on Obama, you can be no longer trusted. You are a real FLIP FLOP in this election. Good bye and good luck! Go away!

    September 11, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. JDC

    Probable conversation: How can I get babes like you did?

    September 11, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Frank

    Remember the economy when Bill was President?
    Dont you want those days back?

    Great they are together.......

    September 11, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. The Voice of Common Sense (Independent Voter - Charlotte, NC)

    Does anybody find any irony in the idea of a "joint" statement besides me in the context of Bill...I mean, really...

    September 11, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. faye, NV

    Obama/Biden and with the help of the Clinton's and others will shake things up. This country deserves the best, and we the people need another direction other than what has been the past eight years.

    Palin/McCain is not out to help the poor they are for the rich.

    CNN: Where is to footage of Palins pastor/guest on Iraq and the Jewish. Why are you not showing these clipping?

    September 11, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Ol' Hoof in His Mouth Biden

    Well this calls for gussying up a pig...who brought the lipstick?!?!?!

    September 11, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  10. js

    Obama didn't ask Hillary to be his VP, now he's worried because Sarah Palin has dimmed his star. So he goes to Bill for help. Seems like what goes around comes around. I'm a proud Hillary supporter who will not vote for Obama and is actually looking closely at McCain Palin.

    September 11, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  11. tennisguypitt

    I'm glad the two worked things out. It didn't look too good for a while!

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 11, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  12. Truth

    Love that pic.

    September 11, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  13. Independent Female Voter in Missouri

    Bravo!

    I supported Hillary and now I support Obama. Joe Biden is a sweetheart for defending Hillary.

    September 11, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  14. Steve

    Al Gore did not invent the Internet, John....

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

    Bill Clinton knows.. if Obama loses this election, he could kiss hillary Clintons chances of becoming president goodbye.

    There will be no Hillary 2012 election, and if Obama loses you can forget about 2016 and 2020.

    I do think Bill likes Obama. he just got caught up in the heat of the moment with his wife running and all.

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. Ga Girl

    Former President Clinton , I think highly of you but you will not convince me to vote for Obama , I did vote for you on the Democrat ticket and would have voted for your wife , but Obama does not get my vote this year ,

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  17. john

    TWO GREAT POLITICIANS ONE OF WHICH WILL WIN IN NOVEMBER!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  18. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Making friends with Obama puts Bill one step closer to a pitbull with lipstick......or is it a pig with lipstick........can't remember which metaphor.

    September 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  19. Will the real John McCain please stand up, Palin-McCain ticket exposed

    Soon the announcement of Hillary Clinton's important role will be announced and that will steal the platform away from that script reader that has lied every day on the campaign trail.

    Palin McCain ticket = bridge to nowhere.

    September 11, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  20. Ol' Hoof in His Mouth Biden

    Bill just wanted to try and get Oprah's cell # from the Chosen One.

    September 11, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  21. Joe Regis

    The momentum is on!

    Obama/Biden 08/12.

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. Tom in Delaware

    Bubba & 'Boma...the make-up kiss is always the sweetest.

    Clinton's prediction is about as accurate as his definition of sex.

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  23. troy of Mississippi

    it is time for the Democrates to run a full court press as well as to run the floor from end to end. Not only do we need Bill Clinton, we ineed the 3 point shooters, free throw shooters and all play makers on the court. It is time to play ball.

    September 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  24. Please Report, Houston TX

    Thank you!!! Enough we need to do everything we can to keep McShame and McPalin out of the white-house!!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  25. FreeNLovIt

    For those of you that do not like Democrats, do not use the Internet.

    The Republican Fighting Machine is battery-operated by the Democrats. You are both fused together and cant live without one another.

    Let the Democrats reboot your system and upgrade you to a meaner, leaner machine, ready for the next generation of wars.

    Thank God for Clinton's vision to move America forward.

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
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