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Obama nominated candidate following ex-president Clinton impassionate speech

Thursday, September 6th 2012 - 06:00 UTC
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Clinton: “Obama has put us on the long road to recovery” Clinton: “Obama has put us on the long road to recovery”

In a speech to the Democratic Party’s national convention, former President Bill Clinton appealed to millions of hard-pressed Americans to support the President Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.

In his address on the second night of the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Clinton launched on September 5 a full-throated defense of the president’s policies.

He said “President Obama's approach embodies the values, the ideals, and the direction America has to take to build the 21st Century version of the American dream -- a nation of shared opportunities, shared responsibilities, shared prosperity, a shared sense of community.”

Clinton told cheering Democrats that Obama had “put us on the long road to recovery,” laying the foundation for a “more modern, more well-balanced economy.“

He also argued that Obama was still in the process of cleaning up the Republicans' mistakes, saying ”No president, no president -- not me, not any of my predecessors, no one -- could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years.“

After the speech, the Democratic Party officially nominated Obama as its candidate for the November 6 election to face Republican Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts Governor.

Opinion polls show Obama maintains a thin lead over Romney.

Earlier on September 5, Democrats amended their policy platform to include references to God and Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Republicans had seized on the omissions to criticize the Democrats.

Democrats reinstated language from the 2008 platform that said the United States needs a government that “gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

They also restored 2008 language on Jerusalem, declaring it “is and will remain the capital of Israel,” and that it “should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.”

Citing poor weather forecasts, Democratic convention organizers meanwhile cancelled plans for Obama to accept the party's nomination at Charlotte's outdoor 74,000-seat Bank of America stadium.

Republicans mocked the decision to move Obama's September 6 speech to the 15,000-seat convention arena, suggesting a lack of enthusiasm was the reason.

Democrats have used their convention to paint Romney, a wealthy businessman, as a man who doesn't understand the struggles of regular Americans.

Addressing the convention on September 4, First lady Michelle Obama talked about her husband's humble roots and described him as a “man we can trust” to revive the nation's weak economy.

Categories: Politics, United States.

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  • British_Kirchnerist

    Clinton and Obama are violent men who offer little to the American people and war to the world. The platform position on Jerusalem is just obscene. But take a look at ROmney and you can see why the Dems are the LESSER evil...

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 05:17 pm 0
  • LightThink

    Captain !

    Do you have any idea that why the musicians/singers have ($ 18)more median hourly wages than the actors'($ 16 ) in USA ?
    These numbers are true ?

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 06:24 pm 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    1 British_Kirchnerist

    Clinton was. but he was only used to slap Saddam Hussian down to divert attention away from the affair that he was having with Monica Lewinski.

    Obama has been at pains to move America into the background in all the recent conflicts. Support others but not to lead from the front.

    Interesting, ITN said that the majority of voters in the US trust Romney with the economy more than they do Obama. But they all “like” Obama more than they do Romney

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 07:05 am 0
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