Bill Clinton rallies Miami college crowd for Obama

By REUTERS
September 12, 2012 06:35

MIAMI - Former President Bill Clinton delivered another enthusiastic pitch for President Barack Obama on Tuesday, telling a Florida audience packed with college students that Republicans are a threat to education funding and healthcare.

A crowd of more than 2,000 people braved the rain to line up at Florida International University in west Miami to hear Clinton, who last week gave a well-received speech at the Democratic National Convention calling for Obama's re-election.

Clinton, aiming to help Obama beat Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the Nov. 6 election, reprised the theme of "shared responsibility" between government and society that played a central role in his convention speech in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A "militant, bitter anti-government strategy" is no way to build a modern society, Clinton told the crowd. "It's not business versus government the way it's set up by our opponents. It's business and government working together."


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