Bill Clinton Makes Case for Electing His Wife

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Former President Bill Clinton highlighted his wife's support for reforming the national flood insurance program and criticized the Bush administration's handling of the Hurricane Katrina crisis on the Gulf Coast in 2005 during several stops in Mississippi Saturday.

He campaigned for Sen. Hillary Clinton at Meridian Community College, and also made speeches on the coast and in Ellisville.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are battling for the Democratic nomination for president. Obama leads in the delegate count, but neither has yet gathered enough to win.

There are 33 delegates at stake in Mississippi's primary on Tuesday; both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have campaigned in the state. Mississippi has a large black population, giving Obama the advantage.

Clinton said he had flown over the Arkansas airport where FEMA is storing thousands of unused trailers, but hadn't realized that thousands of Mississippi residents are still living in such trailers more than two years after the hurricane.


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  • by Jody Location: Union on Mar 10, 2008 at 04:24 PM
    There is no need for race to be mentioned. Ginny, your comments appear rather racially motivated and such sentiment should not be present in the modern mind.
  • by Ginny Location: Tennessee on Mar 10, 2008 at 04:46 AM
    Without doubt Obama is more poised for the position of President of our great country.Whatever aspect you evaluate you'd observe a deep knowledge of the gentle man. Talk about correcting the anomalies in the economy, international system (foreign policy), defense, culture, agriculture, education, law making amongst others that the Bush administration has rubbished, the best of them all is Barrack. Again, he has so much to show that a black is worth much more if not better than other races of the world. My candid opinion is that we give Barrack Obama to showcase the relevance of his race, and his understanding of the American State. I should quickly note that identity as it were is not a major factor for casting a vote for anyone but first and foremost his/her deep love for the American state. I do not wish for a fighter but a thinking man. King David fought all the wars for Israel so Solomon didn't have to fight. Obama is right to pull us out of Iraq.
  • by Jody Location: Union on Mar 9, 2008 at 10:55 PM
    I agree with the need of change. However, Hillary Clinton's largest supporters are healthcare companies. The Hillary of the early nineties unfortunately has been lost. The past years, in holding actual office, Clinton has lost much of the idealistic mantra she once held.
  • by anita d. cruz Location: spring,texas on Mar 9, 2008 at 07:11 PM
    if i were the clintons i wont waste my precious time campaigning in states that's inundated by black folks coz surely she will not even get 15% of black votes and seems like there's only black people living there? just like AL ,La,GA.SC.Va, the clintons just needs to focus in PA,KY,In.WV. thanks to HISPANIC VOTERS WHO REALLY SUPPORTED HILLARY AND MADE HER WIN IN NV, CA, TX,OH. WE NEED MORE HISPANICS AROUND. thanks to hispanic who rallied for hillary.
  • by John Location: Tennessee on Mar 9, 2008 at 07:56 AM
    I'll tell you up front that I'm voting for Clinton and I'll tell you why. I want a better economy. We have rising oil prices, rising inflation, a depressing housing market (which greatly affects me personally), a war that needs to end SAFELY without compromising on national security, we need health care and a strong advocate for those less fortunate, and we need the kind of leadership that will get all of these things done. I feel that Clinton is a stronger candidate because she has proven herself in the past to go about the hard work of making change and she is proving herself now to be a fighter. I think Obama will prove himself to be what he says too, someone who wants to unite people. The only problem with that is that at the end of the day in an effort to unite everyone you're going to have to give in to people and serve THEIR agenda and you're not going to achieve the kind of change that you want. And sometimes it takes a fight to unite.
  • by ImamKashif Location: usa ia on Mar 8, 2008 at 11:07 PM
    I feel like the movie "A Few Gooood Men"on this one & thats the rite Vibe
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