Bill Clinton to campaign with Alex Sink Thursday in Miami

It's a far cry from a decade ago, when Al Gore was running for the President, and Bill Clinton was considered a liability in some places, like Florida.  Of course, after the recount ended and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for George W. Bush, among the many reasons analysts said was a factor in Gore losing was the fact that he didn't use the then president more on the campaign stump.

Now, with Barack Obama struggling, Clinton's popularity since he left office has never been higher.  And President Obama?  There are no plans for him to return to the Sunshine State prior to the election.

Barack Obama appeared with wife Michelle before 35,000 people at Ohio State University Sunday night, a record crowd on that university's grounds.  But the President has been carefully selecting spots to campaign over the last few weeks of election 2010, and they're most liberal havens - college towns like Columbus, Ohio, or places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, which he will visit later this week.

He's been in Florida already this cycle, but when he was here, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink made sure she wasn't in any line of sight of a photographer.

But Bill Clinton? He's from the South, and he's safe for some Dems, like Sink, to appear with.

The Sink campaign announce this afternoon that the former President, who will be making campaign appearance tomorrow and Wednesday for Kendrick Meek, will join Sink Thursday morning at an early vote gathering on the campus of Miami-Dade College.

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