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Bill Clinton rallies for Obama in DNC speech

Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 - 01:23

Sept. 5 - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton gives a rousing defense of President Barack Obama's handling of the weak U.S. economy on night two of the Democratic National Convention. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton headlines night two of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday - nominating President Barack Obama as the Democrat's candidate for the White House. SOUNDBITE: U.S. Former President Bill Clinton "Fellow Democrats, we are here to nominate a president and I've got one in mind." Clinton called on voters to support Obama in the November election - arguing that Obama - and not Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney - was the best candidate to fix the economy. SOUNDBITE: U.S. Former President Bill Clinton "He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators." After his speech, Clinton was joined by Obama - who made his first appearance on the convention stage - before the delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina - held their roll call to officially nominate him for a second term. Obama - formally will accept his party's nomination in the Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday night. Earlier Wednesday, officials were forced to move his speech from an open-air stadium to the smaller arena because of the threat of thunderstorms.

Bill Clinton rallies for Obama in DNC speech

Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 - 01:23

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