December 31st, 2008
04:05 PM ET
6 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. ME IN FL

    Happy New Year to the world;s most famous couple!!!!
    I am so happy that Hillary is gong to take part of the change that this country needs!!!

    Happy New Year to All!!!

    December 31, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. Joyce

    BeefyDaddy: I am NOT an aethiest and I DO believe in the Bible; otherwise, I fully believe that what you said was correct. Americans seem to love to make issues!

    December 31, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  3. Proud American

    richard rohde, I guess the entire country will be watching your ball drop downstairs in your basement. Don't go out tonight without your helmet. Idiot

    December 31, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. Ryan

    Who cares about the Clintons? Seriously, it's 2009 and satan's puppet and his band of thugs are leaving the White House! This is definately a new year to celebrate above all previous ones!

    December 31, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  5. JIM IN PA

    FOMER OBAMA VOTER= YOU WISH BUSH CAN BE PRESIDENT FOUR MORE YEARS!!! YOU WENT FROM SUPPORTING OBAMA, TO SUPPORTING BUSH . I THINK YOUR BRAIN HAS A LEAK, A BIG ONE!!! COME OUT THE BASEMENT TELL MA,MA ,YOU NEED YOUR MED'S.

    December 31, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  6. Sherman in Atlanta

    Hey MR.STUMPF,have you read any other religious books just for sake of comparison?The Bible is great.Im just glad the only book you ever read wasnt Mein Kampf.You must live in Alabama you moron.

    December 31, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  7. arc, Lugano CH

    Happy New Year, President and Senator Clinton.
    We love you President Clinton! See you soon, Madame Secretary.

    December 31, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  8. mARGE

    Now that would be a prize to win for donating to her campaign debt. I would love love love to be right there with them both...

    December 31, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  9. AJ

    Larry i agree with you 100% about 2016

    December 31, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. Myrna Ulrich

    I agree with with Sherrot in Canada ! WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT THE CLINTONS, I WISH THE DARN BALL WOULD FALL ON THIER HEADS IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD .. ENOUGH OF THIER CRAP TO LAST A LIFE TIME... I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THIS EVENT,, I FEEL SORRY FOR THE FOLKS IN NEW YORK WHO WILL BE WATCHING THEM,,, GO AWAY PLEASE!!! ANTI HILLARY AND BILL IN MADISON WISCONSIN

    December 31, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  11. sanity check

    It wouldn't be the first time that Clinton's dropped the ball.

    I can't wait until Obama pulls his tricks out of his bag. Wait until Schlossberg is appointed NY senator, and then undermine Hillary's nomination for SOS. Hillary is left packing her bags back to Little Rock.

    Bye bye, Hillary. You've been Obamaed.

    December 31, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  12. John

    20 days....20 sleeps.... :- )

    December 31, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  13. Gordon Shumway

    If Hillary had her way, Bill would probably drop two of them..............

    December 31, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  14. Ann

    Happy new year to the Clintons. They are an incredible couple. I admire the dignity they showed this year and I despise those who treated them unfair.

    December 31, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  15. Diana

    They say Obama"s leadership ranks high...did I miss something....because he hasn't done anything yet ....how stupid

    December 31, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  16. happy new year

    happy new year to all.

    December 31, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  17. Messiah watch

    I am sorry, but these two are just nasty, in oh so many ways.

    December 31, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  18. William Wirt

    She did her best to win, she now needs to do better for US !

    December 31, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  19. IMO - Michigan

    Sherrol in Canada

    Who cares what you think, oh Canada.

    Former Obama supporter – started drinking/celebrating early huh?

    Good riddance 2008 and Happy New Year. Considering how far down we have come, no matter how slow we can only go up.

    December 31, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  20. J Williamson

    Well, why not? Hillary, the Senator from New York – who had a very sweet presidential primary win here last spring... Yes Hillary, we love you in December as we did in May! Good luck as Sec of State and know that, for us, it was a fun and fascinating ride!

    December 31, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  21. timothy

    Yiiiipppeeeeeeee...The most corrupt, political couple in the USA, bringing down the BALL.

    December 31, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  22. IB

    I LOVE YOU CLINTONS!!

    December 31, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  23. R

    i love them. Both are truly inspiration

    December 31, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  24. lois

    this country sold out to china because clinton gank....free healthcare scam because this slime balls too..people sucker...Lol

    December 31, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  25. Mario in Texas

    For all the people who are saying who cares umm apparently you do if you are leaving comments.... If your sick of the Clinton's there are tired of jealous idiot like you all.. Happy New year CLINTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 31, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
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