September 8th, 2010
06:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton heading to Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail in Ohio.
Former President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail in Ohio.

(CNN) - While some Democrats appear ambivalent about President Obama's usefulness on the campaign trail this election season, former President Bill Clinton clearly remains a hot commodity.

His most recently announced trip will take the former president to Ohio next week to make appearances on behalf of that state's embattled governor, Ted Strickland.

The former president will appear at campaign rallies and fundraising events in both Cleveland and Columbus next Tuesday, Strickland campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith tells CNN.

Strickland, the one term governor and former congressman, once enjoyed high approval ratings but now finds himself in a tough battle against former Republican Rep. John Kasich. Recent polls suggest Strickland is down by more than 10 points as the economy continues to hit the Buckeye State particularly hard.

Eight years after he left the White House, Clinton is again proving to be the most popular Democrat come election time. His most recent trips include appearances on behalf of Florida Senate candidate Kendrick Meek and Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln.


Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Ohio • Ted Strickland
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Alex Marquez

    Thank God for Clinton.

    September 8, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. rasoy@hotmail.com

    Is Clinton campaigning for the same democrats who dumped Hillary for Obama? The same democrats who could not wait for the primaries to be over, and who kept telling hillary to shut up and sit down? And the same democrats who labelled the Clintons racists because it was a convenient weapon to use and nothing else would stick? It looks like Clinton is too forgiving for his own good.

    September 8, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  3. jim

    Iknow the folks at CNN like Bill Clinton but i have yet to see where he made a difference in the outcome of an election.Besides he's doing this for his wife and not to help Obama.

    September 8, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. Naqib

    I like Bill.... always have.... he makes me laugh

    September 8, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  5. obamasupporter21

    As for you Republicans: I am NOT fooled by your scams and I will give the message to everybody of your scam.

    Your scam is to NOT let jobs get created just to get angry voters to vote for Republicans and to trick them to forget the corruption you guys caused. Your scam is the same old scare-tactics and LIES and Deceits.

    You Republicans have NO plans for America; only to corrupt and take the jobs away and everything away from us to give to wealthy.

    YOu will NOT get a vote from us.

    September 8, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  6. BJ in NC

    You go Bill. Another true Democrat at work. You should be quite ticked off about what the Bush administration did to all of your hard work of balancing the budget and leaving this country in good shape. The Republican party has proven that balancing the budget is not their skill. Some of them are confused about how many zeroes they should use when completing documents.

    September 8, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    As an Ohio native of Middletown, Ohio I will never forget when President John F. Kennedy visited our city, all our schools were closed for us to see him. To see President Clinton would be a great honor, so to the great citizens of Ohio, tell him WELCOME and he will work for you with President Obama to bring you the wealth and jobs that is so deserved.

    September 8, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  8. Djinn

    I hope that the former President will pull no punches as he enumerates the many reasons why a vote for repugnicans anywhere is a vote for flushing our Nation down the right-wing toilet!!

    September 8, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Albo58

    Exactly why the lib press thinks so often and fondly of this convicted perjurer absolutely baffles me!

    September 8, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  10. crazyvic50

    If Democrats want to get favorable results during the next "fall election' they must reunite with President Obama. His speech during the 'labor day' was simply 'memorable' and right on the money. President Obama has made the majority of his presidential 'things to do' a reality when promising to change for 'hope' and trying to get the 'car out of the dich' that Republicans did derail while 'driving' the power for 8 years. If President Obama 'continue' telling to the 'average American' in simply words he may retain the power in Washington and may surprise the Republicans that don't have much to offer as well. The Economic turn of this nation is by far the most 'difficult thing' to achieve now days regardless of new policies and spendings, because accordingly to 'experts' y may not be enought to propel the economy 'out of the ditch' and create fair employment to almost 10 millions of unemployed Americans.

    September 8, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |