Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bill Clinton stands by his man

"Clearly the job of the next president is to rebuild the dream and to restore American leadership in the world.... and Barack Obama is the man for this job."

Bill Clinton stands by his man


Ok, I'm live-blogging this.

9:04 p.m. Bad time for the camera to show Michelle Obama. As Bill Clinton waits for the applause to die down, she looks like she has just swallowed a small lemon.

9:05 p.m. "I love this, you know I do, but we have important work to do here tonight." Says he's here for two things. To support Barack Obama and to warm up the crowd for Joe Biden.  "I love Joe Biden," he says. Barack?

9:06 p.m. Last night Hillary said she'll do everything to elect Barack Obama. "That makes two of us." Cut to Michelle. Big smile and clapping.

9:11 p.m. This isn't just an endorsement of the Democratic way. It is an endorsement of Barack Obama. And that is news.

"Clearly the job of the next president is to rebuild the dream and to restore American leadership in the world.... and Barack Obama is the man for this job."

9:13 p.m. "Barack Obama is ready to be president of the United States." Checks off the fight to reduce global warming, gain world partners, share the cost, combat aids. And fight terror. "When he cannot convert adversaries into partners, he will stand up to them."

9:16 p.m. Then this winner: "Most important, Barack Obama knows America cannot be strong abroad unless we are first strong at home. People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power."

That got a U-S-A! chant.

9:19 p.m. McCain shown as a good man who suffered terribly as a POW. One who "loves his country just as much as we do." But on how to restore the American Dream and reassert global leadership? Just more of the same GOP way of thinking that's a quarter century old.

9:23 p.m Now Clinton recalls when opponents said he was too young and inexperienced to be commander in chief. "It didn't work in 1992 because we were on the right side of history and it won't work in 2008 because Barack Obama is on the right side of history."

I think John Kerry was supposed to be on now. Bill didn't get the memo.

9:25 p.m. He's done. And done it his way.

Earlier: Patrick Murphy Calls Out the President





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