PALM BAY, Fla. -

On a whirlwind campaign tour of Florida, a important swing state, former President Bill Clinton stopped in Palm Bay on Friday, for one of five campaign stops he made on a whirlwind tour to help President Barack Obama.

Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports Clinton promoted Obama’s record on jobs, 33 months of job growth, which was punctuated by today’s job numbers that show 171,000 jobs created in September, thought the unemployment rate dropped .1 of percent in today’s report.

“I like Obama’s program better than Romney’s program,” Clinton said. “I’m more enthusiastic now than I was four years ago.”

Clinton said Obama has given 18 tax cuts to small businesses, held inflation to less than 4 percent and reduced the cost of student loans by $60 billion.

Clinton, who was hoarse, left Palm Bay to make appearances in Fort Myers, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee.