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.