Clinton urges Floridians to honor 9/11 by voting

Associated Press Modified: September 11, 2012 at 7:02 pm •  Published: September 11, 2012
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The presidents, once adversaries, have evolved into political allies. Obama needs Clinton to remind voters that Democratic policies can lead to a robust economy. And Clinton needs Obama in order to keep a foothold in the party he once led and perhaps help pave the way for another presidential run by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, now Obama's secretary of state.

As he closed his remarks, Clinton recalled the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which happened during his presidency and stood as the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until 9/11. Many of those who died were government employees.

Clinton, subtly seeking to counter anti-government rhetoric from Republicans, said the bombing taught him that no matter his frustrations with bureaucracy, government workers should be treated with respect.

"On this day, of all days, we should know that there are good and noble people who work for the government," he said.

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