Bill Clinton and Pres. Obama DNC 2012 Day 2
The second day of the Democratic national convention, was buzzing with anticipation, as former president Bill Clinton was set to speak and endorse president Barack Obama. This was the first time in history a former president would endorse a presidential candidate for re- election.
Clinton started off by telling us the type of man he wanted to nominate for the job of president. A man who has seen his share of adversity and uncertainty. A man who truly wants to change this economy and nation for the better. A man who can create new jobs and bring our nation back to the forefront.
“I want to nominate a man who’s cool on the outside…but who burns for America on the inside.”
Clinton went on to say he wanted Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States. He also spoke on the RNC (Republican national convention) , discounting the statements that democrats don’t believe in free enterprise and that they want people to be dependent on the government. The former president also had the facts to back him up!
“Well, since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24. In those 52 years, our private economy has produced 66 million private- sector jobs. So what’s the job score? Republicans: twenty-four million. Democrats: forty-two.”
He also spoke of cooperation, and how important it is to make things happen in the real world. Clinton talked about his experiences working with presidents, senators, etc… Both republican and democrat. Cooperation is necessary to get things accomplished and he believes President Obama is committed to constructive cooperation.
“Look at his record. Look at his record. Look at his record. He appointed Republican secretaries of defense, the Army, and transportation. He appointed a vice president who ran against him in 2008. And he trusted that vice president to oversee the successful end of the war in Iraq and the implementation of the Recovery Act.
Now — now, he — President Obama — President Obama appointed several members of his cabinet, even though they supported Hillary in the primary. Heck, he even appointed Hillary.”
The former president also spoke on the state of the economy and reminded us of the mess our current president was handed, and how well he has worked to strengthen it. He talked about how the republican argument against Obama’s re-election were pretty snappy,
And how he believed they would do exactly what they said they would do. And what would that be you might ask? The same thing that got us into trouble in the first place, bad policies.
” I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a lot better. Here it is. He inherited a deeply damaged economy. He put a floor under the crash. He began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good, new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators.”
Lastly, Clinton spoke on all of the new policies and jobs Obama has created and will continue to create
As we move forward into the future. From slowing the bleeding out of Medicare, to saving the auto industry, to bringing us into a new “green” world.
“President Obama’s plan cuts the debt, honors our values, brightens the future of our children, our families, and our nation. It’s a heck of a lot better. It passes the arithmetic test and, far more important, it passes the values test.”
Former President Clinton’s speech was well rounded and well spoken. He stuck to the facts and he showed us that President Barack Obama is both a man of values and honor. A man who wants to leave the door of opportunity open for all in this great nation.
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Heidi Figueroa got her start writing sports columns for her high school newspaper. Shortly after, she became a member of the Journalism honor society and has also had some of her works published in local poetry magazines. She is a Songwriter, artist and Beat maker currently residing in Los Angeles, Ca.