October 26th, 2008
08:25 AM ET
6 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. THE END OF AMERICA by OBAMA

    Bill Clinton may campaign with the liar but he'll vote for John McCain.
    Clinton may not be ready to give up his party BUT you can be sure he is not ready to allow his country to be ruined and flushed down the toilet by the idiot obama.

    October 25, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  2. maynard hopkins wi

    CAN OBAMA ACCEPT THE PRESIDENTS JOB IF HE IS NOT A CITIZEN OF THE U.S.A. HIS GRANDMOTHER WHO IS IN KENYA CLAIMS THAT HE WAS BORN IN KENYA. HIS HALF SISTER CLAIMS HE WAS BORN IN HAWAII. WHO IS FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS?

    HIS MOTHER LEFT THE U.S.A. WHEN SHE MOVED BACK TO KENYA AT THE AGE OF 14. THAT WAS WHEN OBAMA WAS BORN. SHE GAVE UP HER CITIZENSHIP AT THAT TIME. HOW CAN OBAMA HAVE DUEL CITIZENSHIP PAPERS. HERE IS A CASE NUMBER FOR YOU TO CHECK ON #08-cv-04083 CHECK HIS CITIZENSHIP PAPERS

    October 25, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. Beth, NY

    If you believe the Clintons like Barack Hussein, then I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.

    October 25, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. Diane CA

    I knew Bill Clinton woud eventually campaign with OBAMA. AND I AM HAPPY IT IS NOW THAT THE TWO OF THEM, WILL BE TOGETHER ON THE TRAIL. THIS IS WHEN IT REALLY COUNTS.

    October 25, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. BALOGUN ABDULFATAI ADEWALW

    Its so hard to let the reality dawn on me that Hillary will not be President in 2009,i will always be a strong supporter of Bill and Hillary all the way,although am black am still black,and of course i reside in Africa,there is this chemistry missing in accepting Obama as President.And if he becomes president,i just dont buy it

    October 25, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. ran

    Good. We need to be together as Democrats/Republicans/Independents so we can get this country back to the people; so people vote and in such #s that will be a mandate to all that we want our country back working for everyone.

    October 25, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. Richard A. Spomer

    Bill Clinton even with your flaus & little willy you are more cenered with policey than Obama can or ever will be! If this race was race over gender the Democratic party has hurt its self, by going to far to the left in respect to Obama and his position compared even to former "John F. Kennedy" was even more centered than Obama.

    To the Obama supporters and all they may say and think Osama’s Presidency would be so Frikin Liberal that the laws of the land would become so loose that his choices and ideas would destroy society and the fabrics there with, and will make it a free for all or an out right sod-am and Gomorrah. All of which choosing Obama would be wrong for all and will be answerable to God in his second coming and those whom choose him are beholder to there choice in this election!!!

    THIS IS NOT BECAUSE HE IS A BLACK MAN OR WHITE!!!

    Not a sermon just something to think about.

    October 25, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  8. Clintons Do Not Like Osama--Period

    Ask anybody who is close to Hillary and they'll tell you she despises Barack.

    Barack did nothing for her-gave her nothing but disdain-

    Hillary supporters can pay this sexist back on Nov.4

    October 25, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  9. weneedstrongleadership

    McCain please quite using one of my favorite songs eye of the tiger by survivor.

    Your song should be backstabbers by the O'jays....

    October 25, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  10. Louis from FL voting OBAMA!

    Hell yea!! Go bill and go Obama!!!
    Obama/Biden '08

    October 25, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. weneedstrongleadership

    McCain campaigning in New Mexico almost called the people there my friends, don't you mean my "prisoners"....

    October 25, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  12. Lost in Naples

    Glad to hear that. It is about time and been long overdue. This year was the season for Sen. Obama to finally break all racial divides in this nation. Bill Clinton had a lot of savy economic advisers and Sen. Obama should tap into some of that talent...

    October 25, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  13. tonybama, grahamsville, ny

    I guess that means we can believe the polls. He must feel there's no way Obama can lose at this point.

    October 25, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  14. Wendy, Baltimore

    I'm just another Hillary supporter voting for Sarah Palin on Nov 4.

    Obama tried to destroy Hillary and succeeded-it's time for women to take Barack Hussein Obama DOWN.

    October 25, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  15. park more - New orleans

    I am democrat not voting for obama, that's why my comments are cutted?

    October 25, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  16. mitch

    wow! that will be a great event. the best president of the last 2 decades and the best president -to- be,ever!

    October 25, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  17. robert

    well, it is about time to put the party first and personal feeling's last...Let's get out there and kick some republican butt.... We want to keep our employer provided healthcare and we don't want to be taxed for a hard earned benefit.....

    LKet's get out the vote and leave the geezer and gidget at the alter or send the binbo back to Alaska and send the bucket list candidate back to the old foks home and his alzhimer's medicine......

    October 25, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  18. tiffany in ohio

    Obama you are going to win pretty handily. I wish i could vote for you twice. This is the best gosh darn campaign i have ever witness. God bless you President Clinton an GOD bless Obama/ Biden.

    October 25, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  19. L

    Now the racist , Clinton, is a godd guy?

    Give me a friggin break

    October 25, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  20. DG

    Bless you, Bill Clinton, for all your help. DG in Tx

    October 25, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. g canada

    ITS ABOUT TIME BILL

    October 25, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  22. jb from sierra leone

    THIS IS INDEED A GREAT NEWS.
    THE LEGEND AND MY MENTOR.
    GOD BLESS BOTH.

    October 25, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. dede-ole

    in final week of the election clinton is a testament of the future yet the past of our America. our former president is a great deal in closing the deal .let us vote and make it happen

    October 25, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  24. Mihan

    Is Clinton finally going to mention Obama's name? Clinton is fully aware of what the Obama stands for and for the dirty tricks (racism, etc..) that they used against Hillary. Do you really think that the Clinton's like and support Obama?

    October 25, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  25. linda ontario canada

    Hurray, it's nice to see that the Godfather has finally come around....i can see victory dance for Obama Biden on nov.04.

    I can't wait to see the Roque sent back to Alaska And Mcpain retire to he's 7 houses for Good.

    October 25, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
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