The Big Dog is suddenly Barack Obama’s Top Dog – and the candidate is delighted at being upstaged by Bill Clinton.George W. Bush:
In the closing days of this epic campaign, the former President is dashing across the battleground states, trying to seal the deal for Obama with undecided voters and white, blue-collar Democrats.
“I may be the only person in America, but I am far more enthusiastic about President Obama this time than I was four years ago,” Clinton told a crowd in Lake Worth, Fla. – the first of an astounding five stops Friday in the Sunshine State.
After he joins Obama for a Virginia rally on Saturday and another in New Hampshire on Sunday, Clinton will have logged 16 campaign appearances in a single week – an extraordinary and possibly unprecedented display of electioneering by a former President.
Sponsors of the conference include KPMG, a company that provides tax advisory services, and Deutsche Bank. It costs $4,000 to attend and other speakers include billionaire Richard Branson.
George H. W. Bush:
One-time world leaders George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev are renewing their friendship.Pretty much what you expected, wasn't it?
The former American president and his former Soviet counterpart had a private lunch Thursday in Houston. Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former first lady Barbara Bush joined them, along with Gorbachev's daughter.
Gorbachev hugged Bush as he entered a Houston club and presented Bush and Baker with an autographed copy of a Russian-language book with Gorbachev's photo on the cover.
The then-presidents first met in 1989 in Malta, shortly after the Berlin Wall fell. They had four U.S.-Soviet summits during their time in office.
In 2001, Gorbachev received a public service award from the Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M University.