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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Let’s give it up for Elizabeth Warren and Bill Clinton!


Courtesy of demconvention.com
 

For this lifelong Democrat who re-registered as non-affiliated after witnessing the onslaught of sexism and misogyny endured by Hillary Clinton, the nation's first viable female presidential candidate, last night's speeches by Elizabeth Warren and Bill Clinton went a long way toward healing leftover wounds.

In her opening remarks, Mass. Senate candidate Warren described Hillary Clinton as “one of the coolest women on the planet.”

In his memorable speech that will likely get Barack Obama re-elected, Bill Clinton rocked the hall with his emphasis on cooperation over obstructionism. In perhaps his most quoted comment in this morning’s press coverage, Clinton said: ‘“We believe ‘we’re all in this together’ is a better philosophy than ‘you’re on your own.’”

Zeleny and Landler in the New York Times offer highlights of Clinton’s speech:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former President Bill Clinton and President Obama hugged onstage Wednesday night after Mr. Clinton delivered an impassioned plea on behalf of Mr. Obama’s re-election, the 42nd president nominating the 44th to a second term with a forceful and spirited argument that Democratic values would restore the promise of the middle class.

The former president delivered a point-by-point rebuttal of the arguments made during the Republican National Convention last week, warning against Republicans taking back the White House and declaring, “We can’t let it happen.”

He offered an equally detailed affirmative case for the re-election of Mr. Obama, saying there was no question the country was in a better position than it was four years ago.

“We simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down,” Mr. Clinton said, repeatedly bringing the crowd at the Democratic convention to its feet. He added, “I love our country so much and I know we’re coming back.”

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For a transcript of Elizabeth Warren’s speech, go here.
For a transcript of Bill Clinton’s speech, go here.

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