The president told his staff weeks ago that he wants to be “one of the loudest voices out there making the case for Hillary Clinton“, the official said. But he’s determined to give Hillary Clinton a running start toward her own November election, mindful that much of his legacy depends on her crossing the finish line into the White House. And if Secretary Clinton is feeling left out of the spotlight today, she can always recall what happened during the convention in 2008, when the Akron Beacon Journal ran a front page headline that “Cheering delegates choose Obama” – along with a photograph of her. Though Mr. Trump has a marginal lead in the latest opinion poll, it could be because of the so-called convention bounce.
“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party”, Sanders said to massive cheers. Thank you all. I can’t wait to join you in Philadelphia.
Putting him out there to re-introduce his equally well-known wife is not only unlikely to change opinions about her, but to elicit strong reactions – both positive and negative – for what he did – and didn’t chose to say. The movement, Sanders explained, was not about policy differences with Obama but about “trying to undermine the legitimacy of the first African-American president”. Rather, he will tell Democratic delegates inside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center that the choice between Clinton and Trump is “about who we are as a country”. The 44th president has contrasted the seriousness of the task at hand – fighting the Islamic State group, addressing high levels of gun violence, healing racial divides – with the tone of Trump’s insult-laced populist campaign.
Obama will praise the “courage, optimism and ingenuity” of the American people while acknowledging the varied anxieties the country faces, according to a couple excerpts the White House released ahead of his address.
[Photo by Paul Sanyca/AP Images]Michelle Obama also took a direct shot at Donald Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again”. America is already strong. “And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump”, he said.
Democrats have buttressed Clinton with a star gathering of current and past party notables. An article earlier this year in New York Magazine includes an anecdote about Clinton attending a game at Louisville Slugger Field in Kentucky during the primaries, “enjoying a moment to herself in one of the stadium’s luxury boxes, looking out over the attractive, empty minor-league baseball field, smiling”.
“Sanders was very helpful to Clinton in his convention speech“. He has proposed deeply controversial measures such as temporarily banning Muslims from entering the country and building a wall on the border with Mexico to stop illegal immigrants.
The former Secretary of State secured the Democratic nomination after her chief rival, Vermont Sen.
Sanders could have been outraged by the email hack that showed the Democratic National Committee had been working to help Clinton get the nomination when it should have been neutral during the primary season. In fact, we can expect President Obama to do just that on Wednesday night. “I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet”. “That’s a bunch of malarkey!” About three-quarters of Trump supporters (78%) say Clinton has predominantly liberal views, including 59% who say she is liberal on nearly all issues.