Former President Bill Clinton campaigns in Iowa for President Obama

Oct 31, 2012

With six days until the Presidential election, President Barack Obama’s campaign is getting support in Iowa from a former President.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks to supporters at a rally in Council Bluffs Wednesday morning for President Obama.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

President Bill Clinton spoke to 600 supporters at a campaign event Wednesday in Council Bluffs. It was the first of three stops Wednesday in Iowa. The latest poll from Rasmussen Reports shows Mr. Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are tied in Iowa.

Clinton told the crowd he believes this election is about three issues, the first being which candidate can rebuild the economy and create jobs. "The second is, who’s going to build a 21st century economy with the jobs of the future and educate and train people to do those jobs. And the third is, are we all going to go together. Are we going to embrace our diversity and say it’s a strength, or are we going to keep trying to divide people over these arguments that when it’s all said and done don’t amount to a hill of beans. That’s what this election is about."

Clinton says President Obama is committed to providing support for alternative energy sources such as wind and solar. Iowa is second in the nation in production of energy from wind power.

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan returns to Iowa Friday for an event at the University of Northern Iowa.