President Clinton campaigns for wife in western Pa.

April 16, 2008 3:03:08 PM PDT
Former President Bill Clinton says his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, will be the best president for rural America. Campaigning throughout western Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Clinton was enthusiastically welcomed by hundreds of small town Americans who appeared to agree. He visited Indiana, Kittanning and Clarion. His last stops were to be in New Castle and Cranberry.

Organizers of an event at Indiana University of Pennsylvania hung a large yellow sign saying "Rural CountryClinton Country." The sign apparently referred to Sen. Barack Obama's recent comments that small town folks are bitter over job losses.

Clinton immediately pointed to the sign and thanked the audience, saying his wife has been focusing on small towns because that is America.