Clinton touches on economy, heroin in Cincy stop

Posted at 1:40 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 20:09:07-05

CINCINNATI – Bill Clinton visited Clifton Friday afternoon to fire up supporters for Hillary Clinton in her run for president.

Several hundred people crammed into a third-floor auditorium in the Clifton Cultural Arts Center to listen to the former president say why his wife is a better choice than Bernie Sanders or any of the Republican candidates.

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Clinton reflected on some of the successes of his own presidency and the economic prosperity that the U.S. saw then.

“We proved we could grow together,” Bill Clinton said. “That’s what we need again”

He also spoke about some of the problems and issues in the U.S. today, including the heroin and prescription drug abuse “epidemic,” terrorism and strife in the Middle East, future Supreme Court appointments and economic struggles for families and those burdened by student loans.

While there has been some recovery since the economic crisis that hit in 2008, Clinton said that not all Americans were getting back on their feet at the same rate.

He said Hillary Clinton’s “inclusive” social, economic and security policies would help the country recover and prosper.

“This country only works when we can all go forward together,” he said.

Hillary Clinton won in Iowa and Bernie Sanders won in New Hampshire. Bill Clinton said Hillary has the momentum to win in South Carolina and other states leading to the Ohio primary March 15.

The next Democrat debate is scheduled for March 6 in Flint, Michigan.

See a recap of Clinton's visit to Cincinnati in the blog below (feed may take a minute to load):