October 26th, 2008
08:25 AM ET
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CNN confirms: Bill Clinton to campaign with Obama


Sen. Obama and former President Clinton greet supporters in Harlem after their September meeting. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

(CNN) – In yet another sign that Democrats are putting the contentious and hard-fought primary season behind them, former President Bill Clinton will campaign with Sen. Barack Obama for the first time in Florida on Wednesday, according to Matt McKenna of the Clinton Foundation.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will not attend the event but did recently campaign with Obama in Florida, a crucial battleground state that CNN currently considers a toss-up.

The Clintons also recently campaigned together with Sen. Joe Biden and Biden’s wife, Jill, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where both Joe Biden and Sen. Clinton have roots.

Obama met personally with former President Clinton in September at Clinton’s Harlem offices. Then, Clinton predicted that Obama would win in November “pretty handily.”

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  1. paulstewart2

    Yeah, Bill has finally come to his senses. Glad he did. And glad it worked out the way it did. Better that Obama does not owe him too much. And better it was never necessary to lean too heavily on Bill. He has too much baggage and Obama needs to do what he thinks is best with Hillary to take form the strongest possible Team America.

    October 25, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  2. this one is for that one

    Good old Bill....he's finally realizes...Hillary ain't going to be President !!

    October 25, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. yockintampa

    "Bury the hatchet", are you kidding me? The only reason the Clinton's have anything to do with the Obama Campaign is because they are on the hook for 12 million of their own money they hope to get back from the Democratic Party. After that, perhaps they will concern themselves with the many supporters who donated to their compaign as well. Give me a break !

    October 25, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  4. DeVone

    good for President Bill Clinton let bygones be bygones
    and let America move forward we are a strong country and the world is watching

    October 25, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  5. Hello!!

    You guys are SOOOOO afraid of Sarah!!!!!!! TOOOOO Funny!!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  6. C Spurgeon

    About time. Luv them both.

    October 25, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  7. No Hillary = No Obama

    Bill and Hill = Champs. Obama = wannabe narcissist

    October 25, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  8. Ndasi Lionel

    Great move.... I think the Clintons will be play a role in his administration- Thats good news. I'll vote for change

    October 25, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |

    I for one have lost all faith in the system and can never again consider myself a democrat. Nor will I ever be a Republican. We truly need an independent party that will represent the American people. Burying the hatchet = opportunistic.

    October 25, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  10. Independent Female Voter

    The real MAVERICKS!!!! I still would have loved to have seen Hilary on the ticket.


    October 25, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  11. Lauren

    Isnt it funny that the media has had hardly any coverage of the Presidental campaign while the Chosen One was visitng his grandmother, but now he is back preaching his gospel, the news coverage picks up again.

    Tell me again why we should believe the media, the polls or anything else Obama says?

    October 25, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  12. A Harrison

    The Clintons have been campaigning for Obama as promised after the primaries so what hatchet are we talking about? This is simply stepping up the game to get Florida BLue this time around.

    October 25, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  13. shannon

    why does CNN say leave a comment, but they never publish any. Obama is a fraud, he called Clinton a racist, and now grovels to him to get Hillary supporters. It's almost laughable, except this empty suit, is going to be our next president!

    October 25, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  14. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    I knew it would happen eventually . Thank God we are bigger than that!

    October 25, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  15. brie


    October 25, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  16. Hello!!

    Governor PALIN is going ROGUE!!!! And she's GREAT!!!!!
    One JOE told us Obama can't handle the economy....
    JOE the VP told us Obama can't handle the world 🙂
    You guys are SOOOOO afraid of Sarah!!!!!!! TOOOOO Funny!!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  17. Todd

    "Buries the hatchet....in obamas back....Obambi is too full of himself to see that Bill knows that four years of Obama leads to Hilary getting the nomination in 2012. Bill is only doing this to his adavantage as usual.

    October 25, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  18. Nicholas

    The Democrats will win in Florida. Republicans cannot do anything in order to stop Obama-Biden (and Clintons) force.

    October 25, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  19. Brenda C

    You got to go to drudgereport.com and check out a real newsperson asking REAL questions of Biden. Now Obama has refused to let Biden's wife or anyone in his campaign be questioned by this station. Boy he's for real change uh? I guess you will be punished if he gets elected if you have any views of your own. God help us.

    October 25, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  20. Gary

    Come on folks, get real. Bill Clinton doesn't bury hatchets. Every move he makes is a planned political ploy of some kind.

    October 25, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  21. Independent_me

    Its about time!

    October 25, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  22. John in KY

    Can't wait to get Intelligent Democrats back in our government, and end the Pandering to the RICH and CORPORATE greed that has filled the last eight years! in the GW BUSH administration!!

    October 25, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  23. Bill

    Good both word parsers will be together. Bill C: "Obama is a good candidate". Define "is", Bill. Both men are such good liars they should get along well.

    October 25, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  24. Ted:Canada

    Major economic factors!

    1. Jobs
    2. Consumer spending
    3. Inflation

    It does not look on all three counts!!!!!!!

    As bad as you think it is now IT WILL GET WORSE!

    Here’s hoping Obama and people like Bill can turn this run away train around.

    republicans have hurt us all – MORE THAN YOU KNOW!

    October 25, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  25. Pat

    The Clintons are smart. Hillary is getting her respect back and Obama will definitely do the same for her come 2012. Imagine Hillary Vs Palin in 2012.
    It is too bad that John Macain did not learn from democratic primary and is repeating the same mistake Hilary made, attacking Obama.
    Any advisor who cares for Macain legacy should advice him to go down with dignity. Is not about loosing the election but at his age should be worried more about the legacy he will eave behind in the history of USA.

    October 25, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
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