18 throwback photos of President Obama and Hillary Clinton over the years

Over the last eight years, Hillary Clinton and President Obama have campaigned together, worked together, and through it, developed a friendship.

“When I look at President Obama, I see a leader with heart, depth, and humility. Someone who, in spite of the obstruction he has faced, still reaches for common ground and common purpose.” — Hillary

The feeling is mutual. As President Obama put it: “There has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America.”

As President Obama enters his last 100 days in office (and prepares to pass the baton), here’s a look back at their moments together:

President Obama lunches with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the patio outside the Oval Office, July 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
“I saw how she treated everybody with respect, even the folks who aren’t quote/unquote ‘important.’ That’s how you judge somebody is how do they treat somebody when the cameras are off and they can’t do anything for you. Do you still treat them right? Do you still treat them with respect? Do you still listen to them? Are you still fighting for them?” — President Obama
President Obama and Hillary chat at a picnic table on the South Lawn on April 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Left: President Obama and Hillary talk about a bilateral meeting at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, April 8, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza); Right: President Obama walks along the Colonnade of the White House with Hillary in February 23, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
“Just think about those early patriots who met in Philadelphia that hot summer of 1776. They knew we would all rise or fall together. Now, nobody who looked like Barack Obama or me would have been included back then, but we’re here today because the story of America is the story of hard fought, hard won progress.” — Hillary
President Obama and Hillary talk in the Blue Room of the White House following the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
“Now, let me tell you…my faith in Hillary Clinton has always been rewarded. I have had a front-row seat to her judgment and her toughness and her commitment to diplomacy. And I witnessed it in the Situation Room where she argued in favor of the mission to get Bin Laden.” — President Obama
Left: President Obama and Hillary on Air Force One during flight from Stansted Airport in Essex, England to France, April 3, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). Right: President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walk through San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, June 18, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
“And she’ll know how to mobilize the world around the causes that we believe in, that we know are right, and make sure other countries pull their own weight.” — President Obama
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recounts a story to President Barack Obama, Senior Advisors David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, outside the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Left: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walk from the West Wing to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Dec. 1, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). Right: Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Vice President in the Oval Office. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
“Hillary is not somebody who fears the future. She believes that it is ours to shape, the same way it’s always been. Hillary understands that we make our own destiny as long as we’re together, as long as we think of ourselves not as just a collection of individuals or a collection of interest groups or a collection of states, but as a United States of America.”—President Obama
“You know, nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office. Until you’ve sat at that desk, you don’t know what it’s like to manage a global crisis, or send young people to war. But Hillary’s been in the room; she’s been part of those decisions. She knows what’s at stake in the decisions our government makes for the working family, the senior citizen, the small business owner, the soldier, and the veteran. Even in the middle of crisis, she listens to people, and keeps her cool, and treats everybody with respect. And no matter how daunting the odds; no matter how much people try to knock her down, she never, ever quits.”—President Obama
“That’s the Hillary I know. That’s the Hillary I’ve come to admire. And that’s why I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America.”—President Obama
“The time has come for me to pass the baton on, but Hillary Clinton will run that race — and she will finish that race. And that’s why I’m with her. That’s why I’m fired up. That’s why I’m ready to go, and I need you to join me.”—President Obama

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