Thursday, July 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Bill Clinton at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Is #RNCinCLE bringing you down? Making you shake your head in disbelief? Or possibly causing uncontrollable laughter? If you're like me, it's all of the above.

I have some counter-programming that might help.

Hillary HQ continues this month's Throwback Thursday DNC series with this legendary nominating speech from the first President Clinton. This is the "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" at his absolute best., Sept 5th 2012:
Former President Bill Clinton brought the house down at the Wells Fargo Arena here Tuesday night, delivering a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention and laid out a clear case for re-electing President Barack Obama.

"I want to nominate a man cool on the outside but who burns for America on the inside," said Clinton, whose formal task Wednesday was submitting Obama's name for the party's presidential nomination. "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."

With that opening — and almost from the minute he walked onstage, to the tune of his 1992 campaign theme "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" — Clinton had the audience in the palm of his hand. And by almost all counts, he used that power effectively, proving yet again that the former Arkansas Governor remains one of the most, if not the most, effective messengers in the Democratic Party.
Will the future First Gentleman top this amazing 2012 speech next week? Can't wait to find out!

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