September 10, 2012 at 10:36 am
The Obama campaign announced this weekend that former President Bill Clinton will take part in a campaign event for President Obama in the Miami area on Tuesday and another in the Orlando area on Wednesday. Obama was in Florida this weekend for a two-day bus tour.
“In Florida, President Clinton will discuss the choice in this election between moving forward with President Obama’s vision to create an economy that’s built to last, or going back to the same failed top-down economic policies that crashed our economy and punished the middle class,” the Obama campaign said.
As he has been doing since the DNC, Obama referenced Clinton’s noteworthy speech during his stops in Melbourne and West Palm Beach.
Speaking to roughly 6,000 people at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Sunday, Obama said he wants to work with Republicans the same way Clinton did in the 90’s.
“I’m willing to do more with Republicans,” Obama said. “I want to reform our tax code so it’s simple and fair, but I also think it makes sense for folks like me to pay higher taxes on our income over $250,000 the same way Bill Clinton had when he was president. The same way he created 23 million new jobs and the biggest budget surplus in history.”
Obama also visited Melbourne, where he brought up the former president’s DNC speech.
“President Clinton pointed out that the single biggest thing missing from my opponent’s plan is arithmetic,” Obama said.
Republicans sought to counter Obama’s visit to the area by sending former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, to speak in West Palm Beach on Sunday.