Clinton to highlight policy similarities with Obama
September 5th, 2012
03:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton to highlight policy similarities with Obama

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - A Democratic National Convention vital to President Barack Obama's re-election bid will hear from former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday after the first lady and other opening night speakers urged supporters to fight for a man they portrayed as a strong leader committed to equal opportunity for all.

The second day of the convention began with bad news for organizers, who decided to move Obama's concluding speech on Thursday night - the highlight of the three-day political conclave - because of predicted severe weather in the Charlotte area.

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  1. Lyin Ryan should be an Olympian

    I think he may be addressing Lyin Ryan.
    So, Clinton will speak, but the GOP was too chicken to have Dubya Bush speak - very cowardly, but not surprising considering the wimp that Obama's set to trample this fall. Not an issue though, we remember that Clinton left a surplus that Bush squandered. Our memories are better than the GOP wishes they were.

    September 5, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. Hollywood

    How odd. Up until last year. Clinton couldnt stand Obama and now they are best buds. Please...

    September 5, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  3. myviewis

    If Obama has done such a fantastic job and everyone is voting for him why than does he need President Clinton to push voters to vote for Obama?????? Besides, Clinton couldn't stand Obama or did everyone conveniently forget 2008, let me guess Clinton has forgiven Obama for trashing Hillary really bad.

    September 5, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. Kathy

    I'm one of those people that lost more than half what I worked for all my life and recently received an assessment what my home is worth which is $75,000 less that what I paid for it in 2001 when it was built not including the profit it had. I can't forget the mistakes under the Republican Congress and President Bush. They could of helped the housing industry and foreseen the Financial crisis but did nothing. Now we have another DO NOTHING CONGRESS obstructing opportunity and job growth. No matter who's President we need COMPROMISE. Help Obama get re-elected to continue prosperity for Americans. The path is not as fast as one would want but is improving. WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO 2008!!!

    September 5, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    @ myviews
    FORWARD my friend! Its ok!

    September 5, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  6. Empty chair = absentee Ex-president

    According to Lying Ryan, the most recent history of America is:

    Clinton --> Vacuum --> Obama

    September 5, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. cali girl

    Myviews, why didn't the Robmey campaign have Dubya speak??????????????

    September 5, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. kayla

    how odd, up to last week santorium couldn't stand the stiff

    September 5, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. Gurgyl

    Mitt is WBush... That's why.

    September 5, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  10. myviewis

    cali girl

    Myviews, why didn't the Robmey campaign have Dubya speak??????????????
    ---------------------

    We are talking about President Obama's job performance for the last, almost, 4 years. This is a man that according to Democrats, the networks, shouldn't even be worried of someone challenging his job because he has done more than any other president in history. So, why does Obama need Clinton to help seal the deal??????

    September 5, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It isn't a huge surprise that their policies are similar. Many of the people are the same from one administration to another.

    September 5, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. cali girl

    Gurgyl, I get you. A good percentage of staff with Robmeys presidential run are directly from GW 8 years.

    September 5, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |