FOREST PARK, Ohio -- Former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Saturday evening in Forest Park.
Clinton spoke around 5 p.m. Saturday at the Word Family Life Center in Cincinnati, urging voters to vote early. He said if Hillary wins Ohio, she will win the election.
“If she wins Ohio, she will be President,” Clinton said. “I don’t think anybody doubts that.”
He emphasized togetherness and said the election will decide what it means to be an American.
“I never dreamed this election would turn out this way,” Clinton said. “We actually have to decide what it means to be an American. Are we stronger together, or no we’re not?”
He said Hillary Clinton plans to create jobs and promote higher education by making college tuition free for families with an income less than $125,000.
Clinton said he doesn’t want America to have the society and economy it had 50 years ago.
“Fifty years ago wasn’t so great for African Americans,” Clinton said. “Fifty years ago wasn’t so great for Hispanic Americans. Fifty years ago wasn’t nearly as secure for senior citizens.
“Fifty years ago kids with disabilities were seen for their disabilities and not their abilities and not given the chance to go to school… Fifty years ago our gay brothers and sisters were in the closet… I mean, come on folks, America is a tomorrow country.”
Clinton said “deciding between bridges and walls” will affect younger generations for years to come.
“... Our common humanity is even more important than our interesting differences,” Clinton said. “So bridges are better than walls. That’s what “Stronger Together” means.”
Hillary Clinton is scheduled to campaign at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati.