(NEW YORK) - Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton met for 90 minutes in Harlem this afternoon over a lunch of Cosi sandwiches and flatbread pizza. They discussed the presidential campaign, the economy, and post 9/11 foreign and domestic issues, according to joint statement released after the meeting.
During a photo op prior to the meeting, Clinton predicted that Obama will win the presidential elections, adding that he will win "pretty handily."
Obama quickly chimed in, "There you go, you can take it from the president of the United States - he knows a little something about politics."
A small crowd waited to catch a glimpse of Obama and Clinton after the meeting, and chanted "Yes We Can!" when the two emerged.
"I think it was a great moment for Harlem, for New York City," Wayne Preston, a social worker for the NYC Administration for Children's Services, told reporters.
Clinton promised to campaign for Obama after the Annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting wraps up on September 26.