Ex-President Calls Obama Right Candidate for Job

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) _ Former President Bill Clinton says running
for president the ultimate job interview, and Democrat candidate
Barack Obama is clearly the right person for the job.
Clinton spoke Monday night to an enthusiastic crowd of 2,500 in
a school auditorium in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood. An
estimated 3,500 others listened in overflow space outside of the
Clinton says Obama has the right policies and skills to fix the
nation's financial problems, restore the American dream and improve
the nation's standing in the world.
Clinton's appearance came several hours after Republican nominee
John McCain made a campaign stop in nearby St. Charles County.
McCain said Obama would raise taxes and dig American deeper into
debt with new programs and spending.
Missouri is a critical swing state, where polls show Obama and
McCain in a virtual dead heat.

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