Former President Brings Clinton Campaign To Cincinnati

Feb 12, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton made a swing thru Cincinnati Friday to campaign for his wife, Democratic nominee hopeful Hillary Clinton. The former president encouraged a crowd in Clifton to vote for Clinton because she'll make a difference.

"If you're president," Clinton said, "you have to lift the country up around the good days. You've got to be tough against the bad days. But you've got to do something with all the other days. Hillary's the best change-maker I ever saw, and her instincts are always 'what can I do to make it better' not 'who can I blame for what is.'"

Clinton began with the heroin epidemic, which is hitting Ohio hard.

"(Hillary) was the first candidate to propose an aggressive plan to increase treatment in mental health facilities so that we an go after this prescription drug and heroin epidemic. Because it's everywhere. And, she said, this is one thing we can do in a bi-partisan way because this thing is tearing the heart out of small town and rural America, not just cities. And so it has become and equal-opportunity killer."

Former President Bill Clinton says Hillary Clinton is a change-maker.
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He went on to point out the important role the next president will likely have in appointing several Supreme Court Justices.

"(Hillary) will give you judges that will stick up for your rights and make us go forward together."

Clinton's highlighted Hillary Clinton's stance on police/community relations, jobs and the Flint water crisis among other topics.  "But we also have to make a world with more partners and fewer enemies. The Republicans, as Hillary has said repeatedly, are following a dangerous strategy by demonizing all Muslims. Most Muslims despise what happened in San Bernardino. And we need them to win this fight. We do not want them to feel like they're strangers in a strange land." Prior to the campaign stop, Clinton met with donors at the Contemporary Arts Center.