October 26th, 2008
08:25 AM ET
5 years ago

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. gilbert

    yes he will win!!!1

    October 25, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. SD

    Good to see! Come on Barack......just 10 more days!

    Go get 'em!

    October 25, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. Myke C

    Evidence that democrats are united as a family. They believe in their course to redeem america and the world from the Bush choas. I remember Clinton campaigning for Al Gore in 2000.Why can't Bush campaign for Mccain if they believe that republicans are good enough for the country. Campaign, Bill,Carter,Hillary,Richardson etc for the incoming change that america and the world needed most

    October 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Nestly

    This is a formidable front that can pull America out of the ditch McBush pushed us into. Thanks God for HIS unity. His banner over us is love.

    October 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. Larry

    This is a United Front and people need to listen. The last time we had a good economic system was under former President Bill. This is why am voting for Obama. I believe he will help us out of the economic mess my Republican party have us in.

    October 25, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. PK

    Clinton is campaigning with Obama. Will Bush campaign with McCain or a republicans just a marriage of convenience ?

    October 25, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. MATT WILL, W-S N.C.

    SORRY REPUBLICANS, IT'S ON! I KNEW THE CLINTON'S WERE GOING TO HIT THE TRIALS TOWARD THE END. THEY ARE THE MAVERICKS. REPUBLICAN PARTY, YOU NEED TO WATCH AND LEARN FROM OBAMA,BIDEN AND THE CLINTON'S TAG TEAM. OH, OH, WAIT. I FORGOT ABOUT THE SPEACH THIS WEDNESDAY, BY OBAMA. CAN YOU SAY "MR. PRESIDENT, MR. PRESIDENT!" OBAMA/BIDEN 2008' AND 2012'

    October 25, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. Hillary Hates Obama

    Where's Hillary?????

    Like Tina Fey says, you can tell Hillary likes Obama, look at her pin.

    Hillary voters-here's your chance to get even with that sexist Obama who destroyed Hillary with innuendo-and demeaned and debased her unti the end-

    Say no to Osama on Nov. 4th. No socialism.

    October 25, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  9. The Bluest Skies are in Seattle

    Add blue for the state for Florida NOW its Yes We Can .
    Vote early don't wait till the last day get that vote in and counted.
    Best wishes for the Gramma /tell his Gramma we love her Obama to .

    October 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. MikeH

    It's about time and a bit late. Oh well, better late than never.

    Tainopower, is your real name Ashley Judd?

    Are you another mentally-ill McCain staffer who would say or do anything to smear Obama?

    I won't suggest you do research to correct your inaccurate statements, it's clear to me you are beyond reason and rational thought.

    I will suggest you seek psychiatric evaluation.

    October 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  11. Kallon

    it will finally be the day i was looking forward to Bill and Barack together for the sake of the wonderful democratic party.

    October 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. independent 2008

    thanks Bubba, time for unity.
    It will be a landslide, we need to crush the wingnuts.
    Obama/Biden 08

    October 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  13. Ken J

    Bill got us out of one Republican mess. Now is is time for Barack Obama to do the same.

    GO OBAMA/BIDEN

    October 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Tell 'em Bill – McCain failed his test when he made propaganda films FOR the N. VietNamese.

    Let's put that crap to rest.

    October 25, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. Tracey

    The end! that seals the deal! The moment we've all be waiting for. How lovely! Now that's the October Surprise!!!!!!!

    October 25, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  16. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Obama's campaign is like baking a cake with all the right ingredients and now Obama is spreading the icing with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Now it's time for all Obama/Biden supporters to meet at the polls and vote.

    October 25, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. Former PUMA

    For once, please post my comment cnn

    Did everyone read the Palin oing rogue story? John is down in the polls. Now the campaign is saying that Palin isn't playing by the rules and doing her own thing. Palin didn't play out like McCain wanted. The going rogue story is a way to lay down the foundation of the McCain camp dumping Palin. Story starts with her going rogue. Next they will be dissatisfied with her. Then there will be something going on with her deposition. Then and finally, Palin will say that there is something in Alaska that requires the governors full attention. She will drop out, and McCain will take Tom Ridge on the ticket to boost his polling in Pennsylvania.

    October 25, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. zuq

    YES WE CAN AND YES WE WILL!

    October 25, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. Mike

    I'm so tired of hearing from Obama. My vote just went to McCain.

    October 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. don

    future sec of state bill clinton

    October 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  21. Granny Jo

    Obama, The Power of Positive Thinking!!!!! What could be better!

    October 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  22. Mary in Virginia

    Sara said she wore her own jacket today in Iown.You might be wearing your own jacket Sara, but what about the rest of your outfit you are wearing today. I betacha it's part of the 150 thousand the RNC money spent on you.. It's great to see your pimping your kids for votes.. Piper today and Trig Yesterday.I guess you have no shame..

    October 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  23. Pua, HI

    Great news! Senator Obama is a uniter... of party, nation and world.
    He is surrounded by so many great people and is not afraid to ask and listen to their advice. He will be an exceptional President.

    Obama/Biden 08... can't wait!

    October 25, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. Johanna

    I apploud them! Wonderful!

    October 25, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  25. ALICE

    If Obama wins; Speilberg's next documentary, "Mind Snatchers" will be filled w/ cameos by Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, etc., boasting of how they, along w/ the media majority, convinced millions of Americans to file into the voting booth, unaware, much like the Jews who marched into the gas chambers, that they were about to lose their lives. If you do not believe in the true God, you cannot know the truth. I only feel sorry for any news media personnel who wake up after this election, and realize it may be too late. Everyone can decide for themselves if they are shown the truth. God is still in control, and we will survive to continue to fight the enemy.

    October 25, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
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