ORLANDO, Fla. - The free-wheeling and fiery Bill Clinton who stole the show at the Democratic Party's convention showed up in Florida this week far more subdued.
The former president's temperament appears designed to match the moment.
Clinton's campaign swing on behalf of President Barack Obama coincides with two somber occasions: the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the tumultuous events in Libya that left four American diplomats dead.
In a nod to the tragedies, Clinton has muted much of his direct criticism of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during campaign rallies in Miami and Orlando. But he did draw sharp and detailed contrasts between Obama and Republicans on a myriad of policies, including health care, education and the debt.
Clinton drew about 4,300 people to the two events in Florida.
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