Bill Clinton, Barack Obama's Bumpy Relationship

Former president throws star power behind Barack Obama, who joined him on stage.
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Good evening I'm Terry Moran at a momentous night here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina we're just a short time ago back their former President Bill Clinton. Have this crowd eating out of his hands it was a speech a stem winder that culminated in a remarkable moment when president Barack Obama. Joined him on stage breaking -- the man Clinton told the crowd they must realize. Big -- And they'll want. An extraordinary and historic moment in what led up to it tonight and over many years just as extraordinary and just as his story. We are here. To nominate a president. I've got one in mind. The 42 president of the United States is his primetime slot pumping Joseph Biden to tomorrow so that he. The million from hope that comeback kid Bubba whenever he would be the one to formally nominate Barack Obama. 44. And sentence him. Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States. -- We're. -- him to be the standard bearer. Other Democratic Party. Clinton held the delegates spellbound with that rare gifted students speech making that is explanatory. -- -- Partisan -- notes. Since 1961. Hour private economy has produced 66. Million. Private sector jobs. So what's the job -- Republicans. 24 million Democrats. Forty do. Can praising what he sees as Oklahoma's willingness to work with his opponents. Demonstrated that -- -- touch that seems wants to use news content. Upon and several members. Of his cabinet. Even though they supported. Hillary in the primaries. -- -- -- -- -- That argument but it is a -- bank that. Future -- -- his own stewardship of the US economy in the ninety's when there was growth jobs balanced budgets to. To make the case for Barack Obama. President Obama's story. It with a much weaker economy than I did. Listen to me -- No president. No president. Not me. Not any of my predecessors. No one could have fully repaired all the damaged that he found it just four. From this moment beyond that stage Clinton Obama 42 and 44 what -- tangled relationship they have. Both very competitive in their own way it's incredible leaders. Who were very passionate about what they were doing. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel served as White House chief of staff to President Obama and as a top advisor to President Clinton President Obama -- -- for the morning. On time. Read the brief here is -- -- subject I -- giving the assumptions. President Clinton. We're calling 2 in the morning you know it's still -- and over how we get these votes difference has at times make things tricky even tough between them. What is their personality clash there no hot Clinton cool Obama I don't know please let me say this. I have been in conversations both of them individually about the other person the new one has ever had a bad thing about them. Do you make and they would. Yes they would you wanna say they ever negative god bless you. God. In 1982. The year Bill Clinton was soaring toward the White House Barack Obama had just graduated from the Harvard Law School. But by 2008 it was Obama who was soaring and threatening -- Clinton dynasty by taking on and taking down. Hillary Clinton you're likeable enough -- Bill Clinton was furious. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever -- so was Hillary shame on you. Barack Obama the fences mended slowly but they -- if Hillary became secretary of state and forged a close relationship with the president. And Barack and bill while never becoming bloody body discovered something deeper something rare. There is that secret appreciation. Between presidents and you -- where other people happen. When that crisis that conflict comes rushing through the doors and it lands like a fun on the deaths and all the -- chiefs of staffs -- all the fancy advises give you a -- ahead. Only you only your leadership or your judgment -- your values to make that decision. So maybe if Bill Clinton went on and on some a passion in his argument came from the solidarity's shared by the men. Who occupy the Oval Office. In the end we decide to champion the cause for which our founders. Pledged their lives their fortunes their sacred honor. The plaza forming a more. Perfect union and. Yeah okay. Okay.

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