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|US Election: Bill Clinton Backs 'best Friend' Hillary To Lead US by Thukzee01(m): 2:24pm On Jul 27, 2016|
Former US President Bill Clinton has set
out the case why his wife and "best
friend" Hillary should lead the nation.
He told the Democratic convention in
Philadelphia that she was the "best darn
change-maker I've ever known".
In a very personal speech, he spoke warmly
about how they met and her dedication to
Hours earlier, his wife became the first
woman to be officially nominated for
president by any major US party.
Mrs Clinton ended the night with a video
message, saying: "I can't believe we just put
the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.
"And if there are any little girls out there
who stayed up late to watch, let me just say,
I may become the first woman president but
one of you is next."
Earlier, Mr Clinton shared the story of how
he and his wife met at Yale Law School in
the spring of 1971.
"I married my best friend," he said. "We've
been walking and talking and laughing
together ever since."
Revealing a human side - Anthony Zurcher,
BBC News, Philadelphia
Bill Clinton tried to accomplish two things on
Tuesday night. He shared personal stories to
paint a portrait of a woman who has been
in the public eye for so long that she has
become as ubiquitous as your living room
He also wanted to position his wife as an
effective champion of the change many
Although he dwelled on the details longer
than necessary - with minutiae akin to a
coma-inducing family reunion - he
inundated the audience with examples of
his wife as a mother, friend and
compassionate life companion. It proved a
stark contrast to Donald Trump, whose
familial keynoters struggled to provide
anything resembling touching personal
His efforts to label his wife as a "change-
maker", however, proved somewhat more
ineffective. It's easy to tout Mrs Clinton's
wealth of experience. It's harder to fashion
her as an outsider who will cleanse a system
perceived by many to be broken.
Competent and controlled doesn't exactly
capture the public's imagination - and it
proved to be a challenge for even a gifted
orator like Mr Clinton. But he succeeded in
revealing an emotive, human side of his
The former secretary of state and first lady
was uniquely qualified to be president, he
"Hillary opened my eyes to a whole new
world of public service by private citizens,"
he said before recounting her early career.
Hours before he spoke, his wife passed the
2,382 delegates needed to claim the
nomination after South Dakota announced
its delegate vote count.
In a symbolic gesture of party unity, former
Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sanders
took the microphone to declare Mrs Clinton
as the nominee by acclamation, to an
eruption of cheers.
In other highlights:
The "Mothers of the Movement", made up
of parents who lost a child to police or
gun violence, gave a powerful
endorsement to Mrs Clinton
Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra
Bland, who died in a police cell, said:
"What a blessing tonight to be standing
here so that Sandy can still speak through
A group of Sanders supporters held a sit-
in inside a media tent
President of Planned Parenthood Cecile
Richards attacked Mr Trump's policies on
Actress Lena Dunham said: "She knows
we have to fight hatred of all kind, and not
ignite it for the craven purpose of seeking
The second night focused on race and
justice, topics that dominated last week's
Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Dissention on the convention floor plagued
the first day when Sanders supporters
booed throughout the event.
Mr Sanders later took centre stage as the
final speaker on Monday night and directly
told his supporters that ""Hillary Clinton must
become the next president of the United
In declaring her the nominee, Mr Sanders
echoed Mrs Clinton in a role she played eight
years ago after a hard-fought primary.
At the 2008 Democratic National Convention,
Mrs Clinton called for a vote for Barack
Obama by acclamation, ending the roll call
vote in an effort to unite the party behind
Mrs Clinton will face off against Republican
presidential nominee Donald Trump in
Recent national polls suggest the two
candidates will be in a tight race for the
|Re: US Election: Bill Clinton Backs 'best Friend' Hillary To Lead US by hemartins(m): 2:29pm On Jul 27, 2016|
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|Re: US Election: Bill Clinton Backs 'best Friend' Hillary To Lead US by Thukzee01(m): 2:51pm On Jul 27, 2016|
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|Re: US Election: Bill Clinton Backs 'best Friend' Hillary To Lead US by hemartins(m): 3:14pm On Jul 27, 2016|
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|Re: US Election: Bill Clinton Backs 'best Friend' Hillary To Lead US by Thukzee01(m): 3:52pm On Jul 27, 2016|
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