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

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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. Brenda C

    Check out drudgereport.com

    First: government computers do search on poor ole Joe after he ask a simple question of Obama.

    Second: now TV station asks real questions and look what happens.

    YOU'RE PUNISHED: OBAMA CAMPAIGN CUTS OFF TV STATION AFTER TOUGH BIDEN INTERVIEW...

    Third: People you better be ready for Big Brother.

    October 25, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  2. Joe

    A past screw-up with a future one.

    October 25, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  3. Margaret Anderson

    Obama would be the best thing to happen to this country since I started voting, back in the 60's. He could do so much good for the country. I am glad Bill Clinton sees that Obama is worthy to win the election.

    October 25, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. Cathy

    Good news and thank you to the Clinton's for putting their party and the country first.

    October 25, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  5. Fred

    I hope Bill Clinton and Barack Obama go forward to Washington and peace to the world. They are 2 great minds our nation needs right now.
    I feel it's not to late to do damage control from the GW Bush era. Bill's plans worked economic miracles after GHW Bush deficit. Given the combinations of genius in the right cabinet they could do it in modern times. Jobs, baby, Jobs!

    October 25, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  6. annie - never again a dem.

    Shame on the Clinton's after the dnc sold them out and SELECTED obama over Hillary!

    October 25, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  7. muffy

    So glad to see the former BEST president and the soon to be BEST presidents campaigning together. Go get them.

    October 25, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  8. Anne

    Good I love them both!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. Brenda

    This is great news as we don't want to see McCain/Palin as our new leaders!

    October 25, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  10. Shirley

    What you wear will not change who you really are and what people really think of you. People dont care if you wear a nice dress for $75.00 or a dress for $400.00 .... they care what you stand for.
    $150,000.00 for clothes !! Come on Sarah.... you have got to be kidding!

    October 25, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  11. john F kennedy

    Its about time.Democrats from now till next decade

    October 25, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  12. tanya b from sc

    I hope this will seal the deal with undecided voters! Please go out and vote!

    October 25, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  13. AIME TSHIUNZA KAZADI

    IS TIME FOR GOD BARACK OBAMA IS THE WINNERS.

    October 25, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  14. Sabrina

    Finally...sheesh! It's about putting the country first and letting bruised egos go by the wayside.

    October 25, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  15. sneaky pete

    I have a question:

    I see more and more posts everyday about Obama not being elgible to run for president because he supposedly is not a U.S. citizen because he was born in Kenya not Hawaii. Aside from the fact that Factcheck.org and other independant agencies have stated his Hawaiin birth certifiate is legit- wouldn't he still be a U.S. citizen, even if born outside of U.S. territory, since his mother was a U.S. citizen?

    I know that if you are born on U.S. soil, whether your parents are citizens or not, you are considered a U.S. citizen. So wouldn't it make sense that the child of a U.S. citizen born in another country while their mother is vacationing would still be a citizen since their parents are?

    Some one please clarify if you could. I think its a dead issue anyways since I believe he WAS born in Hawaii, but if my logic is correct then it wouldnt matter anyways.

    October 25, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  16. ryan

    TRADER....

    Obama completely painted the honorable PRESIDENT Clinton as a racist.

    Shame on Obama

    October 25, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  17. Sabrina

    Finally...sheesh! It's about putting the country first and letting bruised egos go by the wayside. Do the right thing.

    October 25, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  18. Alison B

    That is what one calls unity. They all have the same goal in mind and with that in mind are doing their part to ensure that Obama wins.

    Go Clintons thanks for doing your part for change in America.

    Obama/Biden all da way to the WHITE HOUSE.

    October 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  19. Independent Voter

    Obama is lucky that Bill Clinton is willing to stand in the same crowd with him.

    I won't be voting for The One. I remember how he got there.

    October 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  20. Gracie

    EXCELLENTO!!

    EXCELLENTO!!

    EXCELLENTO!!

    EXCELLENTO!!

    EXCELLENTO!!

    EXCELLENTO!!

    October 25, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  21. MikeS

    Bill Clinton is as good as Sarah Palin at getting his message across, which means she is just plain a liar, and with Bill it depends on what the definition of "is" is.. I hope Barak Obama keeps his own message going, and leaves Bill Clinton in the dust. If Obama really wants to win then do it yourself, don't listen to an old has been Bill that threw it all away. Bill was busy with Monica when Osama could have been taken, but Bill got distracted and we've been paying for it ever since.

    October 25, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  22. Joe the Plumber

    Oh yeah Slick Willie and Barack will Barack the Vote in Florida!!!! Put a fork in McOLD....................................He's done

    October 25, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  23. Jeff

    About time! Palin playing for 2012 and Bill onboard, this should be good for Obama!

    Go Obama !!!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  24. S. Boatman

    Keep On Fighting Until The End! Dont Let Up On Mccain! Lets Put Mccain And These Terrible Eight Years Behind Us Once And For All!

    October 25, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  25. INDEPENDENT

    GO GO BILL CLINTON AND OBAMA. LETS BUILD ANOTHER 23 MILLION JOBS WITH SURPLUS BUDGETS LIKE IN THE 90's. THE DEM'S KNOW HOW TO DO IT.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    October 25, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
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