Bill Clinton: Let Obama Finish the Job

Stumps for one-time nemesis Jerry Brown, rallies Dems
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2010 8:50 AM CDT
Bill Clinton: Let Obama Finish the Job
Former President Bill Clinton stumps for Jerry Brown during a campaign event at UCLA, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Bill Clinton gave dazed Democrats a swift kick last night, telling California voters to get out the vote, lest they commit "malpractice on your own future." Stumping for onetime nemesis and would-be governor Jerry Brown, the former president told a UCLA rally to give President Obama and Democrats time to finish the job: "It is not enough to have voted for a new president if you will not help him govern and stick behind the members of Congress who stood for him."

Clinton's appearance begins a number of big-gun campaign stops in the state, reports the LA Times; John McCain, Obama, and Sarah Palin are all due within a week. "Clearly, there's a battle going on here," Republican gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman said. "It's going to be a real fight to the end." (Read more Bill Clinton stories.)

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