December 31st, 2008
04:05 PM ET
9 years ago

Clintons to ring in the New Year in Times Square

2008 didn’t go quite as planned for either Clinton.

2008 didn’t go quite as planned for either Clinton.

(CNN) - Bill and Hillary Clinton will celebrate the end of the year in the heart of a city just as happy as they are to see the tail end of 2008, joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to watch the crystal ball drop in Times Square tonight.

The former president and the secretary of state-designate share more with the mayor than an adopted hometown: former Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson has signed on to advise Bloomberg during his re-election bid.

Neither Clinton has ever endorsed Bloomberg, who was often a Wolfson target during past election cycles.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (122 Responses)
  1. Fred

    Drop both of them with it.

    December 31, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  2. T. Mckinley


    There are tens of millions of people in the U.S., and hundreds of millions around the world who think that atheism is stupid, and that people who don't believe the Bible are idiots.

    You atheists are hopelessly outnumbered and are going to lose this fight. Accept it, and get over it.

    December 31, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  3. joe the geek

    Love them or hate them, They are the face of United states.

    December 31, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  4. Marilyn, Powell Ohio

    Guess I can't understand why some of you hate the Clintons so much. Peace and Prosperity when he was President and she was a First Lady who was and is VERY intelligent, unlike Lady Laura who can't talk about anything other than being a librarian and trying to legitimize every dastardly deed her President Husband has commited in the past eight years; thousands of innocent Iraqis killed and our brave military – how many killed and injured for Bush's War.

    December 31, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  5. Dave, Illinois

    Cough, cough, choke, barf!!!!

    December 31, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |


    December 31, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  7. M. Taylor

    This article is not about Obama, so people please stick to the topic at hand.

    December 31, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  8. bertha doucet

    I wish the clinton"s a Happy and a prosperous New Year .God Bless them both!!!

    December 31, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  9. Nick in Las Vegas

    They really inspire me, got to love a power couple.

    December 31, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  10. Greg, NH

    Why should they bring in Bill? He has no credibility.

    December 31, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  11. Larry

    BABY,BABY,BABY--WE WON,sure we are going in the back door,but who cares,once you are in, nobody knows what door you used !!!!!!!!

    December 31, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  12. Irritated in Fl

    Yeah, the Clintons are getting good at riding the fence. I voted for Hillary and sent her money but she has lost all of my respect after backing Obama. It's time for them to retire and disappear.

    December 31, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. Paul

    The Clintons have been in public service virtually all their life, and have given their all to this country and to the worlds's poor,. We were MUCH BETTER OFF under Bill's administration economically, had better security and more freedom, and the US had a balanced budget. He has made major contribution's to combat disease and poverty in third world countries the last 9 years through his foundation. Hillary will do very well as Secretary of State, just as she did as Senator. I feel sorry for these uneducated, ignorant, bigoted, hateful bloggers who have accomplished nothing in their lives badmouthing the Clintons, two really remarkable people who have made the US and the world a better place to live in.My wife and I started with nothing, but earned 7 degrees between us, have founded and grown 2 new corporations, have successful children, and are financially and professionally successful in every sense but we know we cannot hold a candle to the Clinton's success, and we have tremendous respect them for their hard work , selflessness, and achievements. However, there apparently are a few bloggers who are complete failures in life that see fit to run them down; I guess they are trying to boost their own egos in some sick way through their hatred, , or maybe they are just jealous.

    December 31, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  14. Gay Marriage

    Rob Stumpf maybe if you did, you wouldn't be such a Idiot. God Love you Retard..

    December 31, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  15. Gay Marriage

    richard rohde can I come over and watch your own ball drop in your basement?

    December 31, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  16. Proud American

    Rob Stumpf Wow that speaks volumes. You should be real thankful the God loves Idiot's, and there a special place in his kingdom for grown men who have to wear a helmet 24 hours a day. God Bless you little Idiot.

    December 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  17. TexAnnie *-*-*-*-*

    Best to Hillary & Bill !!!
    And may 2009 be a turning point for this country so that we can ALL come together for the betterment of our nation. A safe, happy, healthy 2009 to everyone.

    December 31, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  18. earle,florida

    I really feel sorry for Bill! Hillary is a hapless egomaniac "closet " feminist! She disgust me,standing there as usual clapping her greedily little manipulative hands(hoo-ray for me) together. Bill will be coaching her thru all the heavy lifting when it comes to the real world. Watching over her like a guilded queen's guardian on how to deal with it's charred nefarious characters ,with all the ugliness dialed in at full throttled. while the "Iron Maiden" struts about getting the credit,...! Happy New Years CNN !

    December 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  19. Palin Fan

    I lost any respect for this racist and undemocratic network! I'm sure you're not going to print this!

    December 31, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  20. mary, VA

    Hapyy New Year !

    December 31, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  21. Daniel from Los Angeles, CA

    To PJP in OK:

    What do you mean "why didn't the Clintons run for anything in Arkansas"?!

    Bill Clinton was GOVERNOR of Arkansas.

    December 31, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  22. me

    happy new year! Have a happy and healthy new year!! Please keep the country safe.. We love you both! More power! U

    January 1, 2009 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
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