NEW YORK - Barack Obama revealed Wednesday that former President Clinton, once the presidential nominee's nemesis, will campaign for him during the weeks leading up to Election Day.Not that it's made any difference in his rapid slide in the polls.
"There's nobody smarter in politics," Obama said on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," scheduled to air Wednesday night. "And he is going to be campaigning for us over the next eight weeks, which I'm thrilled by."
The two were scheduled to have lunch Thursday at Clinton's office in New York. Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna said the former president would campaign for Obama at a yet-to-be announced site in Florida on Sept. 29, with plans for more fundraising and events in the works.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton already has been hitting the trail for Obama.
Memo to Obama: They don't want you to win.
A slight bit of good news for the former community organizer: He's still only trailing John McCain by five points. The bad news is he dropped another point himself.
Keep you chin up, Barry.