MIAMI, Fla. (CBS) -- The Obama campaign is sending former President Bill Clinton to Florida and other major battleground states in an effort to get out the Democratic vote.
Clinton told the crowd of over 2,000 at Florida International University in Miami that president obama was moving the economy in the right direction. He says, "So the test is not whether you think everything is hunky dory, if that were the test, the president would vote against himself."
At least half those here were students too young to remember Clinton's presidency, but they cheered him like a rock star as he defended this administration policies and urged them to get out and vote. Clinton says, "If you looking for the future I think the president's budget plan is better, the arithmetic fits, the higher-ed plan, economic plan is better...it won't amount to hill of beans if you don't register and vote so do it."
No one can remember a former president working as hard to get one of his successors re-elected, though this effort benefits the Clintons as well if Hillary Clinton decides to run in 2016.
Clinton worked the crowd with the same enthusiasm as when he was running and the audience loved it.
President Obama is also working hard to show audiences a more personable face, the better to contrast himself with the more reserved Mitt Romney and leverage his higher likeability rating. Last weekend in Florida he hoisted a cold one in a bar, did the Florida Gator chomp and let himself be lifted off the floor by the enthusiastic owner of a pizza parlor.