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. Mary, MA

    Good to see two together.
    Very very scary just thinking about what will happen to our economy under McCain/Palin administration. More debt and unemployment. Please help Obama, Bill. Help US!

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  2. nursevic

    It is comforting to know the rift has been repaired. So let us fight extremism ( Rotweiller in lipstrick) and pull this country together.

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  3. Mike for Ca

    And the Republican wackos are back to their stupid blog comments

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. Doug R.

    When Bill Clinton was President gas was $2/ gallon. Do you remember than John Kaleto?? Oh yeah, and Ronald Reagan raised taxes how many times?? And Robert from CA...wasn't John McCain born in Panama?? How can he be President??

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. That Other Jerry

    "Also in the news, the National Weather Service predicts it will get dark this evening around sunset. Stay tuned for more developments." I know the candidates have scaled back their campaigning due to 9/11, but is it THAT slow a news day?

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  6. Independent from FL

    Too late, you did not pick Hilary out of arrogance. I love the Clintons but they are not running for president. Obama can praise & try to use the Clintons all he wants but it's a little too late.
    McCAin/Palin 2008 ... Hilary 2012

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Palin 2012

    Dear pumas and hillary supporters,

    Go home and take your pig lady with you. We don't need her to win this election.

    Palin 2012

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. Palin 2012

    Pumas,
    Thank God we don't have to kiss up to you anymore. We will win this without your help. Hillary is the true pig in lipstick.

    Palan 2012

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. Vic

    Coming off the Letterman show last night, Obama is undoubtedly trying to one-up the comedian. Don't you know what Bill Clinton was REALLY thinking when he complimented Obama on his campaign??? I certainly do - and her initials are HRC. There are some things that just can't be fixed, and his condescending manner and sexist treatment of the man's wife are probable unforgiveable, words to the contrary. Surely Obama is realizing that now that McCain pulled a real coup and brought his own lady to the party!

    September 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. 76Stinger

    Clinton, and I don't include the title President, endorsing anyone is just another black mark for Obama. Clinton was a crook before he took office, lied during office and was nearly impeached, and now is still a crook. He is no humanitarian and certainly not a leader that I would trust ever again.

    McCain and Palin are down to earth Americans who have earned their place in the White House. Obama may be charismatic, but he is no leader and a very big risk for the United States in today's troubled times.

    September 11, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. Careful now..

    I wish I could vote for Bill again!

    September 11, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  12. L.A.

    The 2 greatest leaders the U.S. will ever know. This is an awesome picture.

    Let's get an actual BRAIN in office!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  13. david

    P.S. Obama will win come election day.

    He had no chance to see a bump in the convention and its still in a deadheat in battleground states. Uhhh hello, wake up, hes going to slowly erase what little lead McCain has. Plus dont forget the millions of people who just registered to vote who didnt vote in 2004 that are not included in the poll numbers. This race is over. probably even before the elections. Watch out for troopergate...its a hot one

    September 11, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  14. Obama-Junkie, IL

    And so it begins....The Obama campaign needs to have Bill Clinton campaigning in Florida, Montana and Pennslyvania, maybe even have Ed Koch along in Florida. Meanwhile if Hillary does Florida, Ohio, and Missouri

    September 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  15. TexicoFrom Mexico

    One Question to the people that were voting for Hillary now McCain. Please we just need to understand your logic. What is the logic behind voting for someone that is totally against what your hero believes in? Please help us understand...an honest answer will do. Were you voting for Hillary because she was just a woman? or were you voting for her because she is a democrat that shares your same beliefs? And if its just because she is a woman, what is the logic in that? Please..someone with an answer step up to the mic.

    September 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  16. WIlly Brown

    Bill was just setting up Hillary for a run in 2016 after McCain and Palin do 2 terms.

    September 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  17. Playing "Barracuda" on Guitar Hero for Biden

    The Obama Campaign just gained 4 points in the crucial lipstick covered pigs demographic.

    September 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  18. former hillary supporter now for Obma

    Great!!!!

    September 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  19. obama all the way

    Yes!!!!!!!

    Lets do this thang!!!!

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  20. Obama 08: White, 60 yr old female

    The Republicans who ran against McCain have now come out for him...why do people think it is not genuine that the Democratic leaders are supporting Obama...it's about policies not what sex, color or former allegiances they had...the Clintons support what Obama stands for and will be a huge part in helping inact the policies they all agree on in dealing with the issues facing America.

    Let's face it: when you look at the uninspiring group of people at the Republican convention whose main intent was to slam rather than offer solutions, I'll go with alll the candidates who ran for the Democrats.....

    Funny that CNN has not stated that Huckabee thinks the whole "lipstick/sexist" thing is ridiculous.

    September 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  21. Jennifer

    OBAMA IS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SOON TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT ...Robert from CA......THANKS TO THE DEMOCRATS FOR ALL THEY DO, AND FOR SHOWING THE REBS ABOUT HOW TO ACT AND COME TOGETHER IN UNITY AND NOT LIES......

    September 11, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  22. Daniel

    I think Bill said, "I feel your Palin"

    McCain is going by the Reagan playbook.

    Obama is a smart man. Throw away the previous playbooks and show leadership, don't describe it. Thats how you will win. Pretty simple eh.

    September 11, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  23. chris

    if you truly want the best President for the best interests of our children, our troops and America, there is only one choice on Novembher 4th: Write-In Senator Clinton!

    September 11, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  24. redneck for obama

    we can still salvage this economy. but, not with mcbush.

    September 11, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  25. Eric-29-m-PA

    Hmm, I don't remember Obama giving much praise to Bill Clinton during the primary season. Sorry senator, but although I'm a Democat, I will not vote for you. You will lose big time.

    September 11, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
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