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Obama Set To Meet With Bill Clinton

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From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(NEW YORK) Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will have their first opportunity today to show that that tensions that emerged during the primaries have been smoothed over and that the former president is fully supporting the Democratic nominee.

Obama and Clinton will have lunch together in Harlem, in what will be their first formal meeting since Obama secured the nomination in June.

Last night, on an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman", Obama said that the 1992 election was very similar to the one taking place now.

"He was new. He was young and people were still trying to figure out whether or not the guy was up to the job," Obama said adding that Clinton could be a great advocate on his behalf.

However, when Letterman asked Obama if he intends to appoint the former president to a cabinet position, he suggested that he wouldn't.

"I think if you're a former President, you don't take Cabinet positions," Obama said. "I think your attitude is, you know, sort of been there, done that."

Bill Clinton will campaign for Obama in Florida on September 29.