Obama Banks on Bill Clinton to Clinch Close States

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PALM BAY, Florida -- November 3, 2012

In Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama has a surrogate that Republican Mitt Romney cannot match.

The former president is sprinting through battleground states and delivering more speeches than Obama himself. He may carry much of the president's re-election hopes on his 66-year-old shoulders.

Clinton and Obama once had a chilly relationship. But now Clinton is working day and night to pick apart Romney's proposals in the folksy yet detailed style he unleashed at the Democratic convention.

At five events Friday in Florida, Clinton said Obama's ideas are superior for health care, the economy and America's future in the global economy.

He will join Obama for a rally Saturday in Virginia and for an event Sunday morning in Concord, N.H. Clinton then will make four stops on Monday in Pennsylvania.

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