With the Democrats massed on the floor:
"I can better affirm
He deserves a new term
Than Obama himself has before."
Former President Bill Clinton, in nominating President Barack Obama for re-election at the Democratic National Convention, gave one of the greatest speeches of his political career on behalf of the man who bested his wife in 2008. Reaching out to the heads as well as the hearts of of the assembled delegates, Mr. Clinton repeatedly hushed the fired-up crowd to listen to his deconstruction of last week's Republican convention attacks.
The GOP argument, said Clinton, is simple: "We left him a total mess, he hasn't finished cleaning it up yet, so fire him and put us back in." The case for re-election? We're better off than when President Obama assumed office, said his predecessor, and “we believe ‘we’re all in this together’ is a better philosophy than ‘you’re on your own.'"