September 6th, 2012
07:08 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama to speak after forceful Clinton endorsement

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama said he will share his vision for the future Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention that nominated him for re-election following a forceful political endorsement from former President Bill Clinton.

Obama's speech concluding the three-day convention originally was set for the 73,000-seat Bank of America Stadium, but possible thunderstorms caused organizers to move it indoors to the smaller Time Warner Cable Arena, where the political conclave has taken place so far.

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. bassman

    If Clinton is right how does he explain why Republican governors like Walker in Wisconsin, Kasisch in Ohio, and others having success, while Demorcatic governors, like Brown in California arn't,. Watching Clinton all I could see his crooked finger pointing at me.

    September 6, 2012 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  2. bassman

    Analysis: Bill Clinton plays a good lawyer defending a quilty client.

    September 6, 2012 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  3. bassman

    Clinton did not sound like any of the other speakers. He did not talk about abortion. He did not talk about Bain. He did not talk about gay marriage.Todays demorats are more Liberal than Clinton. And we have Pres. Obama for that.

    September 6, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  4. ExRepublican

    Thank prez Clinton for letting america know why we should re-elect Obama.
    4 more years Obama/Biden 2012

    September 6, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  5. GI Joe

    We all what Bill did for this country (in spite of his personal transgressions - which Newt was Also doing with Calista at exactly the same time).

    He's a good-hearted man and has helped more people world-wide than any Bush, Reagan, or (insert republican hero).

    September 6, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  6. GI Joe

    OOPS - we all know and love what Bill did for this country...............................

    September 6, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  7. GI Joe

    I have a very dear friend that was unhappy with her husband in the 1990s and she started seeing a married man.

    They eventually divorced their spouses and married each other, but to this day they still criticize Clinton because of "what he did".

    Go figure.

    September 6, 2012 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I watched Bill Clinton last night and I am soooo glad that I did!!
    A powerful, FACTUAL, irrefutable, ringing endorsement for our President justifying the NEED for his re-election.
    I cannot say enough. I cannot thank Bill Clinton enough.
    Out of the ballpark just doesn't cut it. His speech was monumental, definining, clarifying and stupendous!!
    WE LOVE YOU BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama 2012. You know why America.

    September 6, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  9. Marty, FL

    Pres. Clinton nailed it last night, telling the real ramifications of going backwards to failed trickle-down policies of Romney and the truth of going forward in shared responsibility with Pres. Obama.

    September 6, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  10. Cohen

    The writer of this aticle is a nuts. There wasnt any forciful endorsement.

    September 6, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  11. T'sah From Virginia

    What an exciting night and the precious moment of diversity made many Americans proud
    And it was very obvious the LOVE was there because the excitement was very LOUD
    You see, the RIGHT is loud with empty rhetoric and it seems they are heavier "pounders" on their chests
    But it is well known and a very true fact, he who laughs last surely laughs the BEST!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward and YES, America IS Better off than we were 4 years ago!!!

    September 6, 2012 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Clinton declared: "No president - not me, not any of my predecessors - no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years."
    Yes indeed. A lot of GREAT quotes and truths from last night's speech.

    September 6, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Hey Repugnicants, can YOU say: FIRED UP and READY to GO?!!!
    No? Didn't think so!

    September 6, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  14. Ed1

    The Quote of the Decade:
    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
    ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

    September 6, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  15. Taylor

    Clinton was amazing as always. I would vote for him but Obama is no Clinton.

    September 6, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  16. Ancient Texan

    The only thing that kept Clinton's administration from being the same as Jimmy Carter's and Barack Obama's; a total disaster, was Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress that came to power in 1994. He moved to the center after that ego-adjusting event and the move improved his administration to a grade of "good".

    September 6, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |