Obama, in West Palm, channels Clinton, says ‘we’ve come too far to turn back now’ [View all]
by Andrew Abramson | September 9th, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH – Fresh off the Democratic National Convention, President Obama appeared at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and channeled the biggest star from Charlotte: former President Bill Clinton.
Clinton, whose 48-minute speech at the convention wowed Democrats, was referenced several times by Obama, including one of his opening lines when he said of Clinton, “Somebody sent out a tweet. He needs to be made secretary of explaining stuff.”
Later, Obama said, “I’m willing to do more with Republicans. I want to reform our tax code so it’s simple and fair, but I also think it makes sense for folks like me to pay higher taxes on our income over $250,000 the same way Bill Clinton had when he was president. The same way he created 23 million new jobs and the biggest budget surplus in history.”
Obama spoke for more than a half hour in front of about 6,000 cheering fans. His overriding message of the afternoon was, “We’ve come too far to turn back now.”