Former President Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night was epic. It was almost an hour of this man going off script, but fully supporting President Barack Obama and giving us all reasons that we should be re-electing this great man.
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Even if you don’t follow politics, one thing can be certain, Clinton’s an amazing speaker and he roused the crowd enough to chant, “Four more years!”
Check out some of the highlights from Clinton’s speech below!
On The Type Of President Clinton Wants To Elect:
I want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. I want to nominate a man who ran for president to change the course of an already weak economy and then, just six weeks before his election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression, a man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the long road to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter — no matter how many jobs that he saved or created, there’d still be millions more waiting, worried about feeding their own kids, trying to keep their hopes alive. I want to nominate a man who’s cool on the outside, but who burns for America on the inside. I want a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new American dream economy, driven by innovation and creativity, by education and, yes, by cooperation. And by the way, after last night, I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.
On The Democrats Beliefs:
We Democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it, with a relentless focus on the future, with business and government actually working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. You see, we believe that “We’re all in this together” is a far better philosophy than “You’re on your own.”
On What Works In The Real World:
What works in the real world is cooperation, business and government, foundations and universities. Ask the mayors who are here.
On The Republican Party:
Unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the Republican Party doesn’t see it that way. They think government is always the enemy, they’re always right, and compromise is weakness. Just in the last couple of elections, they defeated two distinguished Republican senators because they dared to cooperate with Democrats on issues important to the future of the country, even national security.
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On The Main Reason We Should Re-Elect President Obama:
One of the main reasons we ought to re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to constructive cooperation. He appointed Republican secretaries of defense, the Army, and transportation. He appointed a vice president who ran against him in 2008. And he trusted that vice president to oversee the successful end of the war in Iraq and the implementation of the Recovery Act.
On His Wife, Hillary Working With President Obama:
I am very proud of her. I am proud of the job she and the national security team have done for America. I am grateful that they have worked together to make it safer and stronger to build a world with more partners and fewer enemies. I’m grateful for the relationship of respect and partnership she and the president have enjoyed. And the signal that sends to the rest of the world, that democracy does not have a — have to be a blood sport, it can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest.