The third day of the Democratic National Convention included speeches from Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama. The president made a strong case to elect Hillary Clinton, his former rival during the 2008 elections, which Obama famously won to become the first black presidential nominee.
Obama spoke highly of Clinton and attacked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “The Donald, he’s not really a plans guy,” stated the president. “He’s betting that if he scares enough people, he might score just enough votes to win this election,” continued Obama.
The president stated that there has never been a more qualified Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton for president. “Not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton.” The statement caused former president Bill Clinton to jump to his feet and cheer.
The president discussed the time when Clinton “forcefully” argued with the president to go through with a mission that eventually led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Obama’s push for a Clinton presidency was met with cheers from the crowd. Days earlier, the room was half empty as Bernie Sanders’ supporters left the room amid protests.
“She never quits,” Obama said of Clinton.
Obama spoke for nearly an hour on Wednesday. Biden spoke, too, with praise of Clinton and harsh words for Donald Trump.