In a video released by the Human Rights Campaign on Monday, Hillary Clinton announced her support for gay marriage.
The move doesn’t shock many as Clinton served as a world-wide advocate for gay rights while serving as Secretary of State over the past four years.
President Bill Clinton covered all the bases and then some on Wednesday night as he officially nominated Barack Obama to be the Democratic nominee as he tries to hold the White House in November.
Clinton was given the task of rallying the Democratic base and reminding voters that having a two term Democrat as president isn’t a bad thing. As the most recent Dem to do so, Clinton’s goal was to essentially talk up Obama comparing the current president’s position to the one he was in back in 1996 as frequently as possible. The biggest difference, ho
wever, is that Clinton coasted easily into a second term while Romney is giving Obama a run for his money.
Clinton not only pointed out the hightlights of Obama’s first term, but he was also painted the a picture of the opposition pointing out their uber conservative message and accused them of hating the president even turning against veterans in their own party who worked across party lines.
However, the part of the evening that reminded us why they call him “Slick Willie” was when made the new Republican regime out to be the worst ever by complimenting Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and even George W. Bush. Clinton spoke of times when he worked with each showing that they too were supportive of bi-partisan politics compared to the new generation in the GOP who seems adamant against doing so.
Clinton, who like Obama, has given some of the best speeches in American political history came full circle by citing multiple areas in which the President tapped his challengers to do what’s right for the country from appointing Republicans and Hillary Clinton’s top advisers to his cabinet. President Clinton received a standing ovation as he said Obama “even appointed Hillary.”
Although Secretary of State Clinton wasn’t at the DNC, her presence was definitely felt. In previous speeches and presentations, her name was mentioned plenty. However, none gave her the praise that her husband did as he talked about how proud he was of her and how important it was for she and the President to work closely together putting their rivalry behind them to do what’s right for the country in a speech aimed at proving that’s something the new GOP leaders refused to do.
In its final night, the DNC will move outdoors were President Barack Obama will officially begin his re-election bid as the nominee for the Democratic party.
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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Newsweek has Barack Obama on their cover this week (picture above) deeming him “The First Gay President.”