Thursday, June 9, 2016


“For more than a year now—across thousands of miles, and all 50 states—tens of millions of Americans have made their voices heard.

“Today, I just want to add mine. I want to congratulate Hillary Clinton on making history as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States.

“Look, I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.

She’s got the courage, the compassion, and the heart to get the job done. And I say that as somebody who had to debate her more than 20 times. Even after our own hard-fought campaign, in a testament to her character, she agreed to serve our country as secretary of state. And from the decision we made in the Situation Room to get Bin Laden to our pursuit of diplomacy in capitals around the world, I have seen her judgment, I have seen her toughness, I’ve seen her commitment to our values up close. I’ve seen her determination to give every American a fair shot at opportunity, no matter how tough the fight was. That’s what has always driven her, and it still does.

So I want those of you who’ve been with me from the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that I’m with her. I am fired up, and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign for Hillary.

“I also want to thank everybody who turned out to vote and who worked so hard for our candidates. This has been a hard-fought race. I know some say these primaries have somehow left the Democratic Party more divided. Well, you know, they said that eight years ago as well.

“But just like eight years ago, there are millions of Americans—not just Democrats—who’ve cast their ballots for the very first time. And a lot of that is thanks to Senator Bernie Sanders, who has run an incredible campaign. I had a great meeting with him this week, and I thanked him for shining a spotlight on issues like economic inequality and the outsized influence of money in our politics, and bringing young people into the process. Embracing that message is going to help us win in November. But more importantly, it’ll make the Democratic Party stronger, and it will make America stronger.

“Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders may have been rivals during this primary. But they’re both patriots who love this country, and they share a vision for the America that we all believe in—an America that’s hopeful, an America that’s big-hearted, an America that is strong and fair and gives every child the same chance that we had.

“Those are the values that unite us as Democrats. Those are the values that make America great. Those are the values that are going to be tested in this election. And if we all come together in common effort, I’m convinced we won’t just win in November—we’ll build on the progress that we’ve made, and we will win a brighter future for this country that we love.


  1. now the fun starts, Barack made a thrilling video, when he said most qualified he included himself, and it's true, she has more and varied experience than any previous candidate.

    That's what is required for a woman to be given a promotion, she has to first prove she can do it, with education and with experience, because woman are thought to be less able to lead, and without natural talent. Men with no experience can get the job based on their assumed talent, they can learn on the job. And usually women get that job only when there isn't anyone else, and it's often interim, and she's often left to train her successor, who starts as her assistant and then destroys her to get her job (ie: Jill of the NYT) or it's blatant, she's asked to train her successor, and then he gets rid of her because it's too shaming.

    this is history.

    Great endorsement Barack, I am going to miss you, and I hope you won't be stranger, that I will see you and Michelle promoting the cause, and that you'll both visit me in 31 years, when I turn 100. sing a duet to cheer me up, maybe 'we'll be together again"

    1. Barack's video was so amazing it made my jaw drop! What an amazing leader. We are so lucky to have him.

      I have no doubt that the Obamas will remain an incredible force for good for a looooong time to come. I'm actually really excited about the possibilities of his post-presidency!