The former first couple and the best known and most powerful Democrats for nearly two decades - Bill and Hillary Clinton – will be taking the stage Sunday at a campaign rally, to launch an active campaign for their former opponent Barack Obama. Though Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in a Democratic primary contest, the Clintons are, of late, getting used to their new role: ‘cheerleaders’ for Obama, as they campaign in earnest for the Democratic ticket.
In a spirited ‘pitch’ for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton said that Obama would produce and protect jobs in Michigan by changing “the way we do business here and around the world.”
Clinton was joined onstage by Governor Jennifer Granholm, who, acknowledging that jobs are the most important issue in Michigan, said: “We are the poster state for what has gone wrong with eight years of George Bush.”
Continuing the spat of incriminations, McCain campaign is crying foul once again. Actually, it started at a campaign event in a Lebanon, Va., high school gymnasium, where Barack Obama, while commenting on his rivals' claims that they are the true agents of “change,” happened to say, "That's not change." The Illinois senator said. "That's just calling something the same thing, something different. But you know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."
History was created on Wednesday as the Democrats nominated a black American, namely Barack Obama, as their presidential candidate for the first time ever. Bill and Hillary Clinton also witnessed this historic moment, as the Democrats nominated Barack Obama to the shouts of "Yes we can".
"My fellow Democrats, I say to you: Barack Obama is ready to lead America and to restore American leadership in the world," former President Clinton told flag-waving delegates who interrupted him repeatedly with roars of approval.
At her first convention-week appearance in Denver, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called upon all the Democrats to support Barack Obama.
"I ask each and every one of you to work as hard for Barack Obama and Joe Biden as you worked for me," Sen. Clinton told the New York delegation at a breakfast hours before the Democratic convention was to formally open in Denver. "We are united, we are together and we are determined."
Joe Biden’s selection as Barack Obama’s running mate evoked mixed reaction from the supporters of Hillary Clinton on Saturday; some, who have been deep-rootedly associated with the Democratic Party, decided to respect the party’s decision, but some were really dejected, and some were unable to digest it.
Sen. Obama announced Saturday that Biden, a senator from Delaware for the past 36 years, would be his running mate.
Former President Bill Clinton is slated to speak on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, but his better half, Hillary Clinton is still unsure about her role at the Democratic convention in Denver and in the campaign beyond.
Hillary and Obama said on Thursday that they were working to decide upon the matters. Mr. Obama said, “As is true in all conventions, we’re still working out the mechanics of the four days. Our staffs are in communication, my staff with Senator Clinton’s staff. But I don’t anticipate any problems.”
Sen. Hillary Clinton is hitting the campaign trail again this week, but for Barack Obama this month, making her first solo appearance in Obama’s support, since he won their bruising Democratic nominating battle in June.
"She has committed to doing whatever she can to help elect Barack Obama - campaigning aggressively, whatever is needed, and this is more along that line," said her spokesman Mo Elleithee.
June definitely proved to be a stellar fundraising month for Obama with the collection of $52 million, but the fact remains that Clinton's 311 big money ‘Hillraisers’ contributed only $19,250 to Obama’s campaign.
According to Seth Colter Wells from The Huffington Post, only about eight of the wealthy, well-organized Hillraisers donated to the Illinois senator.
Seems like Hillary has already set her sights on 2012 Senate re-election. Sen. Hillary Clinton has begun raising money for what she says is her 2012 New York Senate reelection campaign.
She has sent out a special message to her supporters who donated up to $2,300 to her anticipated 2008 general election campaign, all of which must be returned to the donors by Aug. 28, unless she gets their permission not to. The new appeal, which includes a photocopy of a handwritten note from Clinton, says,
For the first time, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Barack Obama and his former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigned together today.
The Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama yesterday called on his top financial contributors to help Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton pay off her debt of at least $10 million from her failed presidential campaign.
In a teleconference with his top fundraisers Tuesday afternoon, Obama urged his finance team to do what they could to help Clinton. The Illinois Senator, however, did not direct members of his National Finance Committee to contribute to Clinton's campaign, but he asked them to do so if they were so inclined.
Sen. Hillary Clinton will organize a meeting of her top financial donors with the Democratic Party’s White House nominee, Barack Obama next week. The meeting is aimed to pacify donors who are annoyed because of Obama’s presidential campaign.
Sen. Hillary Clinton’s supporters continued to press the Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to include Clinton on the Democratic presidential ticket as his running-mate.
Sen. Hillary Clinton finally and formally suspended her campaign on Saturday, offering her full support behind Barack Obama, endorsing the Democratic White House nominee, and vowing to do all she could to make her former foe president.