Bill Clinton Makes the Case for Obama at DNC

Former president touts President Obama's accomplishments despite economic adversity.
3:00 | 09/05/12

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We are here. To nominate a president. I've got one in my. I want -- nominate a man. Whose -- on the outside. Burns for America on the inside. And by the way after last night. I want a man who had a good sense to marry Michelle Obama. When -- talk to people are frustrated angry and hurting an uncertain. The politics of constant conflict. May be good. But what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world what works in the real world. His cooperation. One of the main reasons we ought to reelect President Obama. Is that he is still. -- -- To constructive cooperation. 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 implementation. -- in several members. -- cabinet. Even though they supported. Hillary in the primaries. He even appointed -- We all know that he also -- to work with congressional Republicans on health care debt reduction. And new jobs. And then work -- so what. But it could've -- because -- As the senate Republican leaders say ahead in a remarkable moment of candor. Two full years before the election. Their number one priority was not to put America back to work it was to put the president. -- -- Senator. I hate to break it to you. But we're gonna -- President Obama. In Tampa. The Republican argument against the president reelection. Was actually pretty simple pretty snappy. It went something like this. We -- a mental illness. He hadn't cleaned up fast enough so far -- put his backhand. -- Anywhere. We want to be today note. Is the president's satisfied. Of course -- But are we better off than we were when he took office. I. President Obama started with a much weaker economy than I did. Listen to me now. No president. No -- but not me. Not any of my predecessors. No one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found it just four. He has laid the foundations for a new modern successful economy. A shared prosperity. And if you will -- the president's contract. You will feel it you will -- -- Whether the American people believe what I just -- maybe the whole election. I just want you to know that I believe. With all my heart I believe. We -- this election will be deciding what kind of country we want to live in. If you want. The winner take all your own your own society. You should support the Republican ticket. But if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility. -- -- all in this together society. You should vote for Barack Obama and Joseph by. Love our country so much and I know we're coming back. For more than 200. Years. Through every crisis we've always come back. People are predicted our demise ever since George Washington was criticized. For being a mediocre sure there -- the bad set of wooden Wall Street. And so far every single person that's been against America has lost money. But -- -- -- We decide to champion the cause for which our founders. Pledged their lives their fortunes their sacred honor. The cause of forming a more. Perfect union and. Yeah okay. You.

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