President Bill Clinton will take center stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, and his role is important. As the last Democrat in the White House, it is Clinton’s duty to remind voters that having a two term Democrat as President isn’t a bad thing.
Clinton, who is known to be a great motivator and a very powerful speaker, is the only big name on the agenda for the DNC that night. This will be his chance to rally the Democratic base, and the Obama campaign hopes he will be able to rally solid supporters as well as woo some swing voters.
Eight years ago, I never would have even imagine I might say this. However, both Bill and Hillary Clinton represent a moderate voice for a party that has been veering left in recent years.
By reminding (and reassuring) voters that he believes in Barack Obama as the leader of the free world, Clinton could be the president’s only hope at a bump in the polls following the DNC.
Mitt Romney and Republicans have borrowed a line from Ronald Reagan in the days since their convention wrapped asking Americans if they are better off now than they were four years ago when
Obama first took office. If President Clinton can convince them that they are, then his speech might even be more important than the one President Obama will give Thursday as he accepts the party’s nomination for his re-election bid.
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