Bill Clinton: Obama's 'Policies Are Working'

The former president received an enthusiastic welcome from voters in St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday.

Former President Bill Clinton delivered charm, style and a strongly worded message to St. Petersburg voters Friday at a rally for President Barack Obama in St. Petersburg, Florida.

"We're coming down to the end of this election and as usual, Florida's got a lot to say about it."

"I am far more enthusiastic about President Barack Obama this time, and you should be, too," Clinton said. "I feel more strongly this time because, first of all, he has done a much better job with a terrible situation than most people would."

Clinton told voters who had poured into the Colesium that Obama "picked up the pieces" of a failed administration four years ago and worked tirelessly to find consensus with Republicans in Congress.

“This country has gotten way too partisan in Washington D.C." 

Although a couple of thousand people had shown up and there were lines down the street, the Colesium was not filled.

But the enthusiasm of the audience made the auditorium feel packed. People chanted "four more years" and supporters were loud and enthusiastic, often making it difficult to hear everything Clinton said.

The former president stayed focused on the issues the nation is facing and tried to show how Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP candidate, would fall short as president.

Clinton talked about clean energy, women's rights and health care, noting the differences between the two candidates.

He said that Obama would bolster clean energy and ensure health care for all Americans, which Clinton described as "an economic issue." He noted Obama's work for fair pay for women in the workplace.

Clinton also noted that Obama has accomplished the health care reform that he and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton worked so hard to launch when he was in the Oval Office. Clinton warned that Romney would repeal health care.

He urged voters not to turn back now. "Obama's policies are working."

Michael D. November 06, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Gary, We were having a decent back and forth until you went what I get a lot on this board (your buddy Paul Ryan), because I am not a flag waver for either of the two major candidates. Just didn't really expect it from the exchange we were having. No need to apologize.
Michael D. November 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Romney4President, Romney is a used cars salesman, but no more or less than any presidental candidate in the last 40 years. Yes, that does include Obama. We are in a very odd era in our history due to the internet that we can fact check as instantaneously as we can. We are now more critical of our candidates then ever before, because we can see reference how quickly they have changed positions.
Michael D. November 06, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Keri, Yes, you are correct according to Fox News own corporate documentations they are covering the news for 1.5 hours out of the day. The rest of the day (24 hours span) they are selling opinions to a consumer base that wants to hear those opinions. They are the conservative version of MSNBC. They both just sell opinions to consumer to take them as facts.
Keri Jay November 06, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Don't you thing Obama used the tax deduction for his Charity to Rev Wright's Church that hates America? Didn't he use the tax loophole this year to give his daughters $24,000. each. I know one thing the Romney's wouldn't cost the taxpayers $4M on a Hawaiian vacation plus Michele's $11M on vacations. Harry Reid has nothing to go other than lies just like the Obamp camp. Romney is a business man he doesn't care for sucking up to late night time entertainment, using kids, magazines, politifact, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS etc if it wasn't for FOX reporting the other so called journalists would be mum. But I'm glad Amber Lyons exposed CNN http://amberlyonlive.com/
Keri Jay November 06, 2012 at 04:52 PM
LDS is liberal derangement syndrome. Liberals live in this alternative reality that we can call liberal reality. In their imaginary world, things are never as they are, only as they should be. In their imaginary world, Barack Obama is the greatest leader ever. In their imaginary world, the stimulus has worked. In their imaginary world, the only people who dare oppose Obama or liberalism are racists and evil corporatist.
Michael D. November 06, 2012 at 05:07 PM
So I assume there is a CDS as well. Because there are people living in fantasy on all sides.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Oh, did I screw up your deception? So sorry.
Lynda November 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Keri Jay, I suggest you think of another insult for "liberals" ."LDS" is also another way to say "Mormon". In that context it stands for "Latter Day Saints". You are being insulting to a major religion in this country when your purpose is to insult people you don't agree with. Ah, the many benefits of reading rather than getting all your information from AM radio or FOX TV!
Dad of Three November 06, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Straight ballots are usually a bad idea, whether Republican or Democrat. It is seldom true that a particular party has all of the right candidates, and my own ballot was split between Democrats and Republicans almost evenly, but of course I voted for President Obama. We're moving in the right direction, and the catastrophe inherited on 1/20/2008 could not be quickly corrected; it wasn't quickly created, either.
Dad of Three November 06, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Boy, Keri Jay must not understand our tax code, and has a poor idea of Mr Romney's income stream. Like many of the ultra-rich, most of Romney's income comes NOT from salary but from interest, dividends, and capital gains. Even if took nothing as a salary, he would have taxable income. It's OK if you want to support Romney, but please do it for correct reasons and not some fantasy.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I think that is my queue to bring out an oldie and always a goodie... "We all know that reality has a well known liberal bias" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSE_saVX_2A 3:10 - 3:20
Michael D. November 06, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Dof3, I agree. My ballot was a mixture of D,R, NPA, etc... I'm not looking for the best party for the job, but the best person. Too many special interests dictating some of these candidates, and some are just completely out of touch with their voters.
Harborite November 06, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Michael D, No doubt that CDS exists and it is widespead within the Republican Party. It is the belief Obama caused our national debt even though Bush started two wars that he didn't pay for and then gave tax cuts to millionaires. It is the believe that Fox News really tells the truth, that the "liberal media" always lies, that fact checkers are liars, that Rush Limbaugh is a conservative hero, that Mitt Romney really cares about women and the middle class, that we should replace science text books and teach the biblical creation story instead, that there is such a thing as "legitimate rape", and that Pres Obama is a socialist, a communist, a Muslim, a foreigner who was born in Kenya, and that he hates America and wants to redistribute your wealth and take away your guns.
Dad of Three November 06, 2012 at 05:43 PM
For "Romney4President", i would suggest that you try to learn something valid and true about the global automotive industry before posting the regurgitated myths and distortions that you did. Not only the auto workers in Ohio and Michigan said that Romney was telling bold-faced lies, but the executives of both GM and Chrysler also made it clear that Romney was lying. In fact, Romney succeeded in one thing here; he managed to unite the management and the workers of US automotive companies, which is quite a feat. Of course he united them into pointing out Romney's own lies, which isn't so good for Romney. Ironically, the Jeep unit of Chrysler was the second western car company manufacturing in China with a Chinese JV, Beijing Jeep; begun by American Motors, that JV was shut down by Chrysler a few years after acquiring AMC. Now they want to again sell their product in China. In any event, anyone imagining that a Western auto company could successfully sell a mass-market vehicle imported from the US (or Europe), rather than manufacturing it through a JV in China, doesn't understand the realities of either China or the global automotive business. That makes Romney's pathetic attempt to use lies about Jeep moving Ohio jobs to China even more infuriating.
Keri Jay November 06, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Liberal derangement syndrome isn't the same as Latter Day Saints.
Keri Jay November 06, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Funny that the news keep say 2000 really 2003 deaths in War. Bush deaths 575,Cost 171B in 8 years Obama deaths 1428, cost 385B
David Conkle November 06, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Here I go again, entering into a battle of the wits with the intellectually unarmed, Kari Jay. To be brutally frank with you, don't you really mean RDD (Republican Delusional Syndrome) here? Derangement is defined by Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th edition, as, "apart, to upset the arrangement,, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder to make insane." Not sure you used the proper context in your premise to support your aurgument here dear. And just so you know, delusion is defined as, "implies belief in something that is contrary to fact of reality, resulting from deception, a misconception, or mental disorder." Yup, that sounds about right! Would you like me to define evil and corporalist for you also? Damn education system, you send kids to school and they come out not knowing the difference between derangement and delusion. Now, that's gotta be Obama's fault for sure. And there, ladies and gentlemen, is an example of RDD!
Keri Jay November 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Interesting: Master Ryuho Okawa on Romney. http://global.the-liberty.com/2012/3245.html?gclid=CPqF88WttLMCFQSqnQodEHUAbw In addition to Obama's endorsements from Hugo Chaves, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin, and The American Communist Party, the profanity-laced endorsement of Madonna should promote a lot of serious reflection on the politics, moral foundations, and agenda of Barack Hussein Obama. Russia's Vladimir Putin supplies weapons to terrorists, supports Iran's nuclear ambitions and calls President Obama "an honest man who really wants to change much for the better." Remember after the election I will have more flexibility - Obama on missile defense by a microphone without either leader apparently knowing. We are again reminded of the old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.”
Michael D. November 06, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Or the saying "Here comes the new boss, Same as the Old Boss."
Lynda November 06, 2012 at 07:11 PM
And Gov Romney's profanity laced endorsement by Ted Nugent or some country star with a vocabulary limited to curse words. Or Kid Rock, that upstanding citizen. Or the Donald, (how many bankruptcies has he had now?) Gov. Romney actually appears with these people. What was that you were saying about birds of a feather? I believe it was President Bush II who looked into Putin's eyes when they first met, saw his soul and knew they could work together. Guess he didn't see anything in Putin's eyes about the weapons for terrorists, etc. K-J: The time for these silly postings is over. Go vote, wait for the results and get used to a second term for President Obama.
Lynda November 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM
No, but LDS is always LDS. If you mean Liberal Derangement Syndrome, you must spell it out. That was my point. If you are going to post on this Patch, you need to be a little quicker on the uptake.
David Conkle November 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Kari Jay, can't you see that the Republican Party and the predominately white men with in it are truly misogynistic in their actions towards women and they only want to use women like the proverbial bad boy who has sexual congress with a woman and then leaves her to deal with any results of his quest for intercourse with no thought of consequence or conscience? Let me give you a big tip, if a guy you meet in a bar asks if you know the differance between a cheeseburger and a blow job, say yes. Otherwise, he is going to ask if you want to have a cheeseburger with him. As you can tell, I have little patience for "true believers" who are defined as "a person whose devotion to a cause is blind or unquestioning." If you are unable or unwilling to see the truth in the knowledge I'm imparting upon you here within, then you are seriously destined to continue floating on that ship of fools you seem to have thrown your lot in with and there is no hope for you here or anywhere. Abandon ship, Kari Jay, before it is too late to save yourself!
Gary Price November 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Samuel, Liberal, straight blue and proud of it! Considering the weak options republicans have, it was a fairly easy decision. What you said previously was just straight up ignorant. Maybe ignorant was a bit harsh, how about moronic. At least view a persons profile prior to letting lose with the verbal diarrhea. What's it like in your world, you know living on less oxygen than the rest of us. Registered Democrat July, 2011 to present Registered Republican 2011 and prior
Watts November 06, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Kid Rock is trash. Meth-head rock.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Warning: Republican desperation to steal Obama votes! This is for real, so anybody on Facebook or getting emailed instructions that appear to be a helpful hint to Democrats, this is a deception. Read on... http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/dont-pass-it-voting-booth-hoax-spreads-facebook-1C6884772
TransPlant November 06, 2012 at 11:04 PM
The only reason you vote for obama is because he is black, black , black his record sucks and we have no jobs
Gary Price November 06, 2012 at 11:27 PM
32 straight months of job growth, now accounting for 5.4 million jobs.
Watts November 07, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Given that race seems to be an issue for you, might it be more accurate to say that you didn't vote for Obama because he is black, black, black?
Ann Berry November 22, 2012 at 09:16 AM
"smart" meters are being "deployed". This is from corrupt officials and corporations and CEOs….. sort of like another bank robbery and fraud…. just like that thing where tax payer money was handed out to banks and wall street…..and then they, instead of helping the middle clas,s they used our money for acquisitions and to pay big bucks to themselves as “salaries “ and bonuses. There doesn’t seem to be and honest one among them. Organized fraud and theft and crime at the tax payers’ expense is the what they do again...this time with stupid unnecessary dangerous easily hacked "smart" meters Big business stands to make huge profits…..CEO’s and government officials especially state officials and utility CEO’s will get very rich…………and the middle class and poor loses again…this time though it’s more than homes and savings…it’s health, privacy and safety. And the beauty of it is for these corrupt, unethical companies and officials…….. these plastic “smart” meters need working on and have to be replaced …because they are operating systems…they go obsolete faster than your laptop. They say this “smart”meter fraud was put in motion by “Bush”….well Bush took his ranch off the grid….no smart meter for him. He probably knows more about them than Obama and doesn't want one.
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