A great measure of Clinton’s lead derives from her leads in such critical states as Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, where recently named running-mate Tim Kaine hails from. But what will it actually take to be the next president of the United States?
The Democratic president laid out what he said were a series of advances during his two terms in office, such as recovery from economic recession, the Obamacare healthcare reform and the 2011 killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Earlier in the night, Doug Elmets, a former aide to Ronald Reagan, tried to cut into comparisons made between Trump and the Republican icon and former president. Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again.
“The America I know is full of courage, and optimism, and ingenuity”, Obama said.
“In Donald Trump’s America, it doesn’t matter that I’m an accomplished attorney and a policy expert, it just matters how attractive I am on a scale of one to 10”.
Those are the same priorities that Clinton is putting at the core of her own campaign.
Candy Lowe, an Undecided Voter said, “I did not buy into that hope”.
In front of thousands of die-hard, cheering Democrats, Obama could do no wrong.
She told supporters in a West Philadelphia arena the coming election is the most important one in her lifetime.
This is an opportunity for Americans to be on the right side of history.
Yet like it or not, Obama’s legacy is now Clinton’s.
The former secretary of state winning Republicans is an uphill climb: No Democrat is more polarizing than Clinton – she was a unifying figure for Republicans at last week’s GOP convention in Cleveland.
And her legacy is his.
Trump Jr.’s claim comes just over a week after his stepmother Melania was accused of plagiarizing part of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention.
“A president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country”, she said, adding that Trump can’t even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. “However, Hillary is ahead by 98 points with voters who went to Trump University”. “He wants us to fear the future and fear each other”.
The US presidential campaign has entered a crucial phase with the end of both Democratic and Republican national conventions.
What may be Obama’s most significant contribution to his party is the enduring power of his political brand. We were red and white and blue.
It was positive and rhetorically soaring – a good speech – but bereft of details about how Clinton would build on Obama’s legacy.
“My fellow Americans, I tell you without hesitation that Hillary Clinton will be exactly, exactly the kind of commander-in-chief America needs”.