Clinton Boosts Obama in Rousing Convention Speech
In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.
Obama strode onstage as Clinton concluded his speech. The 42nd president bowed, and was pulled into an embrace by the 44th as thousands of delegates jammed into the convention hall roared their approval.
Clinton, conceding that many struggling in a slow-recovery economy don’t yet feel improvement, said circumstances are indeed getting better, “and if you’ll renew the president’s contract you will feel it.”
To more cheers, he said of Obama, “I want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for America on the inside.”
Not long afterward, the delegates formally awarded Obama their nomination to a second term in a post-midnight roll call of the states.
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