Bill Clinton Watches Debate from Tanzania

By Jake Whitman

Jul 24, 2007 3:59am

ABC News’ Kate Snow reports: Even in the middle of nowhere, Bill Clinton can still be a supportive spouse.  Last night the former President pulled an all-nighter to watch the entire debate on CNN International, live at 2am local time in Arusha, Tanzania.

President Clinton spoke with the Senator right before the debate to wish her good luck and say "I love you".

Just a couple of hours after the debate ended, he hopped on a small plane to fly to the Ngoro Ngoro crater in northern Tanzania.  The crater, about 18 miles in diameter, is what’s left of the mouth of a volcano that was active millions of years ago.  Now it’s filled with forest, plainlands and a large lake and home to lions, hippos, zebras, wildebeest, 24 endangered black rhinos, cheetahs, leopards, monkeys and elephants– among other species.

President Clinton said he was as excited as a kid to see it all.  Hillary and Chelsea Clinton visited the crater in the early 90s on a formal First Lady trip and raved about it.  But this is President Clinton’s first visit to the crater.

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