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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:44 PM

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton unite for New York City fundraising blitz

Source: The Guardian

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton put on a display of unity in New York city on Monday evening amid ongoing speculation about renewed tensions between the two presidents.

The 44th and the 42nd occupant of the White House are side-by-side at three Manhattan fundraisers designed to stock Obama's warchest in anticpation of a tough election battle ahead. The events promise to net several million dollars, but at a possible cost of reviving discussions about their fraught relationship sparked by recent off-message comments by Clinton.

In a CNN interview last week, Clinton took a sharply divergent line on Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney. He remarked on Romney's "sterling" business record a discordant note given that the Obama For America team was at that moment launching a sustained attack on Romney for his time at the private equity firm, Bain Capital.

In the same CNN interview, Clinton stressed that he was convinced Obama would win the November election by "five or six points", but those remarks were drowned out amid the cacophony of the 24-hours news cycle.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/04/obama-clinton-new-york-fundraiser

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alp227 Jun 2012 OP
onehandle Jun 2012 #1
pnwmom Jun 2012 #2
Historic NY Jun 2012 #4
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2012 #5
MADem Jun 2012 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #6

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:47 PM

1. Well... One of them went to Wisconsin. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 10:38 PM

2. One of them has nothing to lose. n/t

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:54 PM

4. And one has pumped in his campaign resource OFA...there for months

of course spouting RW talking points as espoused on Faux that Obama was scardd to come doesn't help...does it.

https://twitter.com/#!/OFA_WI

http://techpresident.com/blog-entry/organizing-america-injects-effort-and-obama-wisconsin-union-fight

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:42 AM

5. The one that should have gone. Went. So what's the problem?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:38 PM

3. Well, if there were "ongoing tensions" they were not at all evident at the Waldorf tonight.

Sometimes I think the media likes to hype discord--because it sells papers.

Clinton gave a very strong and forceful intro for Obama, and POTUS's speech was great.

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:50 AM

6. Agreed!

Two of the best speakers in our history on the same stage...

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