Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, whose electrifying speech last week at the Democratic convention got rave reviews, said current president Barack Obama had a look at his speech and suggested changes. Clinton said he liked them and used them.
The information comes from Politico, who wrote that on Tuesday night in Miami a Politico reporter happened to be at the city's Biltmore Hotel when Clinton walked in following a speech he made earlier that evening at Florida University.
Clinton told the journalist that on the morning of his speech last week, which he'd worked on with National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, who served in that post during Clinton's administration, he showed President Obama the full text of his speech. Obama read through it carefully and had ideas.
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A Politico reporter, Reid J. Epstein, writes that Clinton said Obama's input came in the sections concerning welfare reform and Medicare, though Clinton did not specify exactly what Obama's input consisted of. The former president said he liked the ideas offered by the current president and used them in the final draft. The speech was a highlight of the convention.
Clinton is currently on a round of campaigning in support of Obama in Florida and is doing so today (Wednesday) in Orlando.