U.S. President Barack Obama (R) embraces former President Bill Clinton onstage after Clinton nominated Obama for re-election during the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte (Photo : Reuters)
Every speech delivered throughout the Democratic National Convention has been in preparation for tomorrow evening, the moment that President Barack Obama will step up to the podium and make an argument for why he deserves four more years. Preceded by passionate speeches from both Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton, the anticipation is rising to a crescendo for Barack's appearance on stage. Let's take a look at a few of the highlights from Bill Clinton's speech on Wednesday night.
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Clinton attacked Paul Ryan's criticism of Barack Obama's Medicare budget, saying "It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did."
On bipartisanship and cooperation, the former President recounts that "Obama appointed several members of his cabinet even though they supported Hilary. Heck, he even appointed Hilary," he joked. "Though I often disagree with Republicans, I never learned to hate them the way the far right seems to hate our president and a lot of other Democrats. That would be impossible for me," Clinton added.
As he related the values of the Democratic Party, Clinton stated, "Every politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself," insisting that a support system is needed in order for Americans to seize the opportunities that would allow them to succeed and contribute to society.
To counter the Republican's question, "Are you better off now than you were then?" Clinton argued that "Conditions are improving. If you renew the President's contract, you will feel it. I believe it. With all my heart, I believe it."
After Clinton's speech, Barack Obama appeared on stage to greet and embrace him.
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Democratic National Convention Thursday Schedule (EDT):
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John Kerry (Senior Senator for Massachusetts)
Tammy Baldwin (U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district)
Charlie Crist (Former Governor of Florida)
Sandra Fluke (Georgetown Law School Graduate)
Jennifer Granholm (Former Michigan Governor)
John Hickenlooper (Governor of Colorado)
Denise Juneau (State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Montana)
Caroline Kennedy (Author and daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy)
Austin Ligon (Co-founder and former CEO of Carlmax, the country's largest used-car retailer)
Eva Longoria (Actress, and Co-Chair of Obama 2012 Campaign)
Dannel Malloy (Governor of Connecticut)
Michael Nutter (Mayor of Philadelphia)
Barbara Mikulski (U.S. Senator of Maryland, the longest-serving female senator and the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress)
Annise Parker (Mayor of Houston)
Cecile Richards (President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund)
Cristina Saralegui (Cuban-American businesswoman, talk show host and journalist)
Brian Schweitzer (Governor of Montana)
Jim Sinegal (Co-founder and former CEO of Costco, one of the largest retail stores in the world)
Joe Biden, Vice-President of the United States
Barack Obama, President of the United States