Bill Clinton Joins Obama in Florida for Late Push

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 11:00 PM CDT
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, shakes hands with former president Bill Clinton at a rally at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Bill Clinton and Barack Obama engaged in a mutual admiration fest tonight, their first joint appearance since their relationship soured during the primaries, the Boston Globe reports. "This man should be our president," Clinton told a Florida crowd at the end of a spirited endorsement. Obama then joined him on stage, saying, "In case any of you forgot, this is what it's like to have a great president."

Clinton laid out a series of reasons why Obama is the better candidate, from better polices on everything from health care to education to better decision-making. On the latter point, he cited the VP picks and the candidates' responses to the economic crisis. "We need a president who wants to understand and who can understand," said Clinton, who will be campaigning for Obama in Ohio tomorrow.