KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Former President Bill Clinton stumped alongside Democratic nominee Barack Obama for the first time this campaign season in a late night outdoor rally that attracted more than 35,000 supporters.
Taking jabs at Republican nominee John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as a vice presidential pick and denouncing the last eight years of President Bush's administration, Clinton echoed the rallying cries for ''change'' that have been a trademark of the Obama campaign.
''Folks, we can't fool with this,'' Clinton told the boisterous crowd that braved the chilly conditions at Osceola Heritage Park. "Our country is hanging in the balance, and we have so much promise and so much peril. This man should be our president.''
Clinton's pitch to voters, whom he described as ''teetering'' between the two candidates, comes at a crucial time at a crucial place for both campaigns. With five days left until the election, both candidates and their high profile surrogates have been crisscrossing the swing state trying to shore up votes to declare Florida in their camp.
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