But at one point, he heaped even higher praise on Obama's running mate, Joe Biden -- saying there's nobody in the Senate who understands economic and security challenges like Biden does. Obama, of course, is also in the Senate, as is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The former president talked at length about the financial mess and other problems. He didn't speak Obama's name until five minutes into the 22-minute speech. And in explaining why he came to Florida, Clinton said, "Hillary sent me."
Florida's 27 electoral votes are seen as central to John McCain's hopes for victory.
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