Bill Clinton, Obama to campaign together

October 26th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama

Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and former US President Bill Clinton, often bitter rivals during the primary race between Obama and Hillary Clinton, will campaign together on Wednesday in Orlando.

FOX News reported that the event is expected to give Obama a boost in media attention during the last days of the campaign and offer another symbolic sign of the Democratic torch being passed to the next generation.

The only time the two have made a public appearance together was September 11 of this year, when Obama visited Clinton at his Harlem office.

Clinton pledged to do whatever Obama asked him.

I predict that Senator Obama will win and win handily, Clinton said at the time, as they posed for photos and took a couple of questions from reporters.

There you go, you can take it from the president of the United States, Obama replied. He knows a little something about politics.

During the bruising primaries, Clinton raised questions about Obamas qualifications and drew stinging rebukes from many Democrats for comparing Obamas victory in South Carolina to Jesse Jackson’’s wins there in the 1980s, since Jackson ultimately lost the primary race. (ANI)

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