Video: Bill and Hillary Clinton campaign with Biden

Campaigning in Pennsylvania, Bill and Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Joe Biden in support of Barack Obama at a campaign rally. This marks the beginning of the active campaigning by both the Clintons for Sen. Obama during the general election.

Video from the Associated Press:

Report from MyWay:

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Bill and Hillary Clinton take the stage Sunday at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, it will be the launch of an active campaign for their former nemesis Barack Obama in the home stretch of the 2008 presidential race.

The nation’s best known and most powerful Democrats for nearly two decades, the former first couple is getting used to a new role: cheerleaders for Obama, who vanquished Hillary Clinton last spring in a Democratic primary contest for the ages.

Whatever recriminations the Clintons may still harbor from that long battle seem to have been nudged aside as they campaign in earnest for the Democratic ticket.

The New York senator and the former president will appear with Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, at a rally Sunday in Scranton, a working class town that has assumed something of an outsize role in the presidential race.

Biden was born in Scranton and lived there for several years as a child, while Hillary Clinton’s father grew up in the town and is buried there. Both Biden and Clinton have emphasized their Scranton roots to illustrate their connection to blue collar voters.

After the rally, the Clintons will follow separate itineraries through presidential battleground states. They will also campaign on behalf of Democratic House and Senate candidates across the country.

The Clintons will continue campaigning for Obama in various battleground states during the next few weeks. Putting Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania is a good strategy for Obama considering she won the state from him during the primary season.

  • Babs

    Interesting, the Clintons get to join Biden, not Obama. Or is that their choice? The doubt over their true support for Obama is still very much talked about, especially concerning Bill. Either they lied in her campaign, or they’re lying now. Which is it?

    A thought that has occurred to my simple mind is this. How worried is Hillary that in 2012 it might be Vice President Sarah Palin she faces off with at the age of 64?

  • Babs they’re supporting the Democratic nominee, it seems to me they’re not bitter and twisted about it like people as yourself think they should be.

    For campaigning with Biden it makes better sense to get the crowds in, I’m sure later on we’ll see Obama and Hillary at the same rally.

    Your 2012 assumption makes no sense whatsoever (no surprise there then) since not only are you assuming McCain will win this time round (yeah I laughed too) but you’re assuming Hillary would be the VP nominee instead of the Presidential nominee.

    Either way, if Palin is as dumb then as she is now then there isn’t much for Hillary to be worried about.

  • Babs

    Well, duh, pudding. I’m not so dumb that I don’t know they’re supporting the party, not the candidate. That’s been obvious since the convention.

    You’re right on the crowd number, though, Biden has been drawing crowds of around 400, whereas Palin has been drawing crowds of 10,000. Biden needs a little help I’d say.

    I’ve come to the conclusion – reading your posts for the last two weeks – that I am forever grateful that you are not an American, and you will not be voting in our election. Much has been said lately about statements thrown out at McCain rallies about Obama. Michael’s even done a commentary about the crassness of a few people at McCain rallies. You are a prime example of hatred and abuse toward the candidates – especially Palin – and you would be a disgrace in America the same as those people are. You are a shining example of the ignorance of your kind.

  • benluna

    Considering that Barack Hussein Obama criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton in the viscious way he did, it is suprising that he and his supporters execpt her backing. I was totally for Hillary. I am not for Obama. Who knows, I may be fortunate enough to support her 2012.

  • Babs you make me laugh with your holier-than-thou hate-mongering hypocrisy. Keep up the good work 😉