August 5th, 2008
05:07 PM ET
12 years ago

Hillary Clinton to campaign for Obama

Sen. Clinton will campaign for her former rival in two states this month, according to the Obama campaign.

Sen. Clinton will campaign for her former rival in two states this month, according to the Obama campaign.

(CNN) –
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Barack Obama on two dates in August, the Obama campaign announced Tuesday.

She will hold rallies and voter registration drives in the swing states of Nevada and Florida on August 8 and 21, respectively. Obama won’t attend Friday’s event since he is taking a planned vacation with his family - and it’s not yet clear whether he’ll be at the latter date, which falls just days before the Democratic convention in Denver.

The last time Obama and Clinton were seen together was at a New York fundraiser on July 10, when she told donors, “I’m going to do everything I can and everything I’m asked to make sure he takes the oath of office on January 20th, 2009.”

That fundraiser was one of three the pair have held since Clinton suspended her campaign in early June, and just their second public appearance together.

Obama has said on several occasions that he hopes for both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s help campaigning to win in November.

“I am proud to call [Hillary] my friend, and I know that I desperately need her and Bill Clinton involved in this campaign,” Obama said in New York.

soundoff (284 Responses)
  1. ExDemocrat

    Hillary, don’t waste your time for Obama. My family supports you NOT OBAMA!!!!!!!
    Don't be a beggar for Obama if you want to run again!

    August 5, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Chuck, Montgomery, AL

    I think Hillary's husband is the one with the major ego problem after all of this.

    I feel sorry for him. Maybe send a box of his favorite cigars?

    August 5, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  3. H-ROD


    August 5, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Proud Army and Navy Mom

    Ever notice how the libs on here immediately resort to name calling when they constantly fall behind on the substance of the issues? (the cute McX comments) Or ever notice how they say opposing opinions are not welcome and should be eradicated and those people are marginalized? Or when it is said they should not even be able to participate in the blog? WELCOME to the democrat party.

    August 5, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. Mike - Texas

    Hillary won't campaign too strongly for Obama.

    There is still a lot of hatred there for what Obama did to her.

    If she only knew how bad the Obama supporters were to her in these blogs, then she wouldn't have anything to do with him at all.

    August 5, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  6. tony

    Let's get real-
    She doesn't want him to win-
    Her only shot to be President is if Obama loses and she can take it in 4 years-
    I hate to admit it but the Media was biased Obama's way because oit was "in vogue " to support him-
    The right decision was Hillary in 08 with Obama getting seasoned as a VP–
    Thank goodness the Democrats couldn't figure that out–
    Now both of their candidates will lose-the chance to be President-Too many small interest groups to satisfy–
    Pelosi and Reid know whats best " No Drilling "despite 74% of the people want it-Even Obama has Conceded ( another reversal ) that drilling might have to be the compromise - don't kid yourselves he knows it's the right thing to do but can't admit-It's part of his personality-
    He couldn't concede the surge worked either-
    Too elitest and the Kerry charge from the "KEPT MAN " that one hurts–

    August 5, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  7. justpaul

    Come on Hillary. Is that really the best you can do? This guy lied about everything consequential issue in order to win the nomination from you. He's not really opposed to the war in Iraq, even though he used it to beat you over the head. He's not really opposed to new oil drilling deals. He only said what he had to say to beat you, and now he's trying to carve out a nice safe place next to John McCain in the middle of the road. Stop working for him, go to Denver, and point blank ask his supporters if his news stances are what they voted for.

    August 5, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. Hill is the best


    If she were not such a true democrat and true patriot she would just stand by and let the imposter sink... who cares about the party????

    Hillary will fix what Obama has torn asunder.

    August 5, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. Gorbashov - Long Beach, Ca.

    Love you Hillary –

    You are not a Democrat. You are a Republican looking to stir the pot.

    A true Democrat knows their real interests lie with Obama, and not McSame and the failed policies of the last 7 1/2 years.

    Yes, we can!

    August 5, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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