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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:40 PM

President Bill Clinton Personally Nominates Barack Obama for President.

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Source: MSNBC/AP



Bill Clinton DNC Speech Commands Spotlight On Wednesday Night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, "put a floor under the crash" and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former President Bill Clinton declared Wednesday night in a Democratic National Convention appeal aimed at millions of hard-pressed Americans yet to decide how to vote.

"If you want a you're-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket," Clinton said. "If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility a we're-all-in-this-together society you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden."

Obama's high command released excerpts of his remarks hours before Clinton's appearance as they worked to control the political fallout from an embarrassing retreat on the party platform.

Under criticism from Republican challenger Mitt Romney, they abruptly rewrote the day-old document to insert a reference to God and to declare that Jerusalem "is and will remain the capital of Israel." Some delegates objected loudly, but Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, presiding in the largely-empty hall, ruled them outvoted. White House aides said Obama had personally ordered the changes, but they did not disclose whether he had approved the earlier version.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/bill-clinton-dnc-speech_n_1859839.html



Why didn't President George W. Bush nominate Mitt Romney?

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Reply President Bill Clinton Personally Nominates Barack Obama for President. (Original post)
onehandle Sep 2012 OP
RoccoR5955 Sep 2012 #1
craigmatic Sep 2012 #2
Pericles0753 Sep 2012 #21
leftynyc Sep 2012 #26
pipoman Sep 2012 #3
onehandle Sep 2012 #5
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #6
pipoman Sep 2012 #20
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #24
otherone Sep 2012 #25
Stryder Sep 2012 #4
proverbialwisdom Sep 2012 #7
pettypace Sep 2012 #8
Coyotl Sep 2012 #9
shireen Sep 2012 #10
Beacool Sep 2012 #16
leftynyc Sep 2012 #27
Cahow Sep 2012 #28
CountAllVotes Sep 2012 #11
WinstonSmith4740 Sep 2012 #12
SoapBox Sep 2012 #13
Odin2005 Sep 2012 #14
rockingirl Sep 2012 #15
jsr Sep 2012 #17
Pericles0753 Sep 2012 #18
Pericles0753 Sep 2012 #19
Doctor Jack Sep 2012 #22
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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:43 PM

1. Bush was busy on his "ranch," cuttin' brush. n/t

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:43 PM

2. We're at an advantage because our former presidents are still well liked and respected.

Their former presidents are at best forgotten (bush41) or still hated (bush43). This means that they have no high profile surrogates like we do.

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:10 AM

21. Clinton's Speech

Bill Clinton's speech was flawless, powerful and attacked Romney-Ryan on all the issues including their lies and their flawed policy recommendations. The only other thing I wish Clinton had mentioned was the GOP/Tea Party fear of knowledge and progress. Don't the Republicans remind us of Herodutus' recount of Xerxes' attempt to restrain and punish the sea with chains?

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:01 AM

26. Not all our former Presidents

Jimmy Carter is nowhere to be seen. I think I read the pubs mentioned him more in their convention than their own nominee.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:51 PM

3. The question becomes, for the party,

does the appearance help or hurt the cause...I suspect it was determined G.W. is a liability..It is even risky for us to bring out Bill...

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Response to pipoman (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:02 PM

5. Helps. nt

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Response to pipoman (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:13 PM

6. IMO it helps...

even the pukes here at work associate Clinton's presidency with a good economy. The only dig I hear about Bill is the Monica thing.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:10 AM

20. His association with NAFTA, GATT, and China's MFN

a sore spot with much of labor..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 01:49 AM

24. Good point...

but I still think he helps.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 06:21 AM

25. it helps in a big way

"If you want a you're-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket," Clinton said. "If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility a we're-all-in-this-together society you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden."

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:52 PM

4. That's about it

"We left him a total mess he didn't clean it up fast enough so put us back in."

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:23 PM

7. OMG, what a speech!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:25 PM

8. Someone ditch the 22nd amendment

I want Bill Clinton back in the White House.

The man is an artist as George Will just said.

Best political speech in years.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:28 PM

9. Why didn't Quitter Sarah Palin nominate Romney?

We know why Dubya is hiding in the brush patch

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:30 PM

10. LOL! I was wondering the same ....

My only disappointment is Hillary was not there. According to Andrea Mitchell, she's in Timor that does not have good internet connection.

I'd love to meet Hillary someday, just to say "Thank You."

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Response to shireen (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:49 PM

16. You'd like her.

She's a terrific person and should have been president.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:03 AM

27. She may still get to the Oval Office

At least according to the panel on MSNBC who all seemed to agree with the theory that Pres Clinton was making such a full throated endorsement to get Pres Obama reelected in order to make Hillary the next logical candidate.

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Response to shireen (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:08 AM

28. Where's Waldo...and Hillary?

Hillary was in East Timor and was watching on her computer with a BIG SMILE on her face!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:35 PM

11. That is our Big Dawg alright!

Great speech Pres. Clinton!!!




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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:37 PM

12. OMG!!

Clinton just finished, Obama joining him on stage. I've been on my feet screaming "Big Dawg" for at least 30 minutes. I'm exhausted. And for the first time in over 35 years, I need a cigarette.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:38 PM

13. What a speech!

...loved it.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:41 PM

14. Classic Bubba!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:43 PM

15. freaking awesome!

president clinton held court 2nite and it was extraordinary!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:54 PM

17. Sheer genius at work

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:03 AM

18. Clinton's Speech

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:04 AM

19. Clinton's Speech

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:29 AM

22. Holy Fuck

That was amazing. He just eviscerated the Republicans. I haven't seen such a brutal ass kicking in a long time.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:46 AM

23. bill seems to have

lost a lot of weight. also, his hands were shaking, parkinson's?

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