Romney, Obama to speak at Clinton Global Initiative
September 10th, 2012
01:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Obama to speak at Clinton Global Initiative

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will speak at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City later this month, former President Bill Clinton announced Monday.

"I'm grateful that President Obama and Governor Romney are taking time to join leaders from all parts of society who choose to address our greatest global challenges through the Clinton Global Initiative," said Clinton, who created the Clinton Foundation.

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The event, held September 23-25, will feature discussions and programs that aim to improve conditions for girls and women, spur development, and better global health and technology.

Other speakers include Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Mexico President Felipe Calderon, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Sen. John McCain also spoke at the conference four years ago when he ran for president, bringing along with him running mate Sarah Palin (though she did not have a speaking role).

President Obama has also attended at the event for the last four years.

In recent days, Romney has been complimentary of Clinton, seeking to draw a contrast between the 42nd and 44th presidents as Clinton acts as a top surrogate of Obama. The former president delivered a rousing address for Obama during last week's Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"I think (Clinton) really did elevate the Democrat convention in a lot of ways and, frankly, the contrast may not have been as attractive as Barack Obama might have preferred if he were choosing who'd go before him and who'd go after him," Romney said in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

– CNN's Kevin Bohn and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    >GI Joe – Fascism = Corporatism.

    how totally clueless. corporations are owned by millions of shareholders, including many avergage americans thoriugh their 401K programs. older people invest their retirement savings there as well and get income from it to survive.

    btw i'm sure obama and clinton being the fascists they are also own these stocks as well.

    maybe you should try to sell stupid somewhere else?

    September 10, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    >SOUTHERN HOTTIE
    >Poster post of history according to the GOP. Revisionist, in another word.

    then what was reality on your planet, jupiter???

    September 10, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Give Mitt the twit a microphone and watch him implode

    September 10, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "take care of this country and its people first. let the rest of the world look out for themselves. we need to stop helping them eat our lunch and take our jobs. we are being played for suckers with all of this globalist bs."

    Yeah, nationalism and isolationism are working soooooo well for countries like North Korea. Actually, maybe the fact that North Korea is obviously stuck in the 1950's is what makes it so tantalizing for the GOP/Teatrolls.

    September 10, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  5. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @truth hurts
    >SOUTHERN HOTTIE
    >Poster post of history according to the GOP. Revisionist, in another word.

    then what was reality on your planet, jupiter???

    September 10, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
    ***************************************************************************************************

    Earth. Yours is Kolob, right?

    September 10, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Democrat

    Slick willy = impeached rapist.

    September 10, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "corporations are owned by millions of shareholders"

    OMG COMMUNIZMZ!!!!

    September 10, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
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