|White House photo by Bob McNeely|
Clinton threw in the kitchen sink when it came to telling all the good news about President Obama and bad news about Republicans. The only thing he could have done differently was play a little John Coltrane on his saxophone!
The crowd in the Convention Hall and television audiences across the country were glued to Clinton who had a speech in hand but gave a seamless delivery that will mark him as one of the best politicians ever.
"This Republican narrative - this alternative universe - says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we’re all completely self-made... it ain’t so."
Over 48 minutes, Clinton, an Oxford and Yale educated lawyer, laid out his case why Obama has been an exemplary President and why a Romney/Ryan Presidency would have disastrous consequences.
"One of the main reasons we ought to re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to constructive cooperation," Clinton stated. Of Obama's working relationship with his wife, Hillary, Clinton said that " democracy does not have ...to be a blood sport, it can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest."
He said that his own presidency was successful because he used a simple remedy when facing economic problems - good arithmetic!
Clinton concluded that Obama will finish the job he started. Obama has "laid the foundation for a new, modern, successful economy of shared prosperity. And if you will renew the president’s contract, you will feel it. You will feel it."
To read a full transcript of Clinton's speech, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/us/politics/transcript-of-bill-clintons-speech-to-the-democratic-national-convention.html?pagewanted=all
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