Bill Clinton to hit trail for Obama
September 6th, 2012
04:54 PM ET
6 years ago

Bill Clinton to hit trail for Obama

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is taking is his support of President Barack Obama onto the campaign trail.

One day after his highly praised 48-minute long address Thursday night in prime time to the Democratic convention, in which he made the case for the president's re-election, an Obama campaign official tells CNN that the former president will campaign for Obama in Florida and Ohio next week.

Obama narrowly won both battleground states four years ago, and the most recent polls indicate the race between the president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is all knotted up in both states.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • President Obama
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    When is George Dubya going to hit the trail with Romney and Ryan the Liar?

    September 6, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. cali girl

    That will clinch it!!!

    September 6, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  3. SafeJourney

    Go get them Bill Clinton. Keep telling the truth about Mitt the twit and Lyin Ryan

    September 6, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  4. Keshav Gupta

    I will join the convention campaign I am Keshav Gupta I will join my own champaign I will go and stand with the president

    September 6, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Good thing the GOPers/Teatrolls don't believe in climate change....getting them to switch to cloth manpampers to catch the "fallout" every time Bubba's involvement in Obama's campaign scares the crap out of them would create all kinds of laundry nightmares.

    September 6, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  6. peter

    Obama is so weak, they had to get a retread...

    September 6, 2012 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. george of the jungle

    best weapon we have .Bill was a great president. He can lay it out in plane english repos are using empty chairs and cut out cardboard people. What can you expect from milktoast willard and eddie munster. Democratic convention blowing them out of the water. Show us you tax returns mr caymen island man/

    September 6, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  8. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Gosh, Now we all know Bill thinks he should still be president. The nightly talk shows wish for lots of funny stuff from Bill but he isn't funny anymore. But maybe he will be like the Scarecrow and finally get a brain.

    September 6, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. The Elephant in the Room

    The Democrats must be committed to krunning through the tape".

    This election is unique because the US has never been mired in an economic slowdown like this one where we must BURN OFF 30 years of trickle down economics and structural budget deficits. Clinton was right to check his ego @ the door and say that not he, or ANY of his predecesors, could have ccompletely fixed this mess yet.

    September 6, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  10. T'sah From Virginia

    In the meantime, WHERE ARE THOSE TAXES Romney????? No, we did not forget that!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    September 6, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  11. BlkPwr817

    They GOP have no answer. All they can do is continue to LIE about what Billy Clint called them on...

    September 6, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    When is George Dubya going to hit the trail with Romney and Ryan the Liar?

    I dunno. Dubya's been hitting the trails with Romney for months now, kinda like a "shadow" know...blowing in Mitt's ears with words of economic sweet nothings.

    September 6, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  13. Ancient Texan

    Ol' Bill is still Bill, loud, boistrious, and the most prolific liar to ever abide in the WHite House. He still has the gift of gab, but isn't the President and Obama is beyond help.

    September 6, 2012 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  14. Katja

    Bill Clinton is a good story teller and lies a lot.

    September 6, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  15. Georgina

    O.K. , we heard a lot of promises , wrong numbers and stats , so tonight Obama should step up to the plate and tell us how he is going to pay for all the wonderful promises , how he is going to reduce the debt and get Americans back to work.
    Give us the math , no silly rhetoric about hope , change and forward .
    The last 4 years have been dismal and I am considering to give Mitt Romney my vote.

    September 6, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  16. kayla

    peter, were you talking about the twitt?

    September 6, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  17. Helen

    No one says ELEGANT AND INTELLIGENT like Bill Clinton. He's going to make mince-meat out of alexithymic Mitt and his side-kick, radical Ryan.

    September 6, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  18. 1nsite

    Gotta love all the die hard conservatives here trying to put Bill Clinton down. At least Clinton cited facts compared to Romney/Ryan's "we'll get back to you after the elections." Speaking of Ryan who even Fox News pointed out as being dishonest with his speech, I'm glad Clinton exposed his hypocrisy.

    September 6, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |