Day two of the Democratic Convention and the big hitting speech maker and former US President Bill Clinton has given a spirited defence of his successor’s four years in power.
His message was, ‘Barack Obama took over in the midst of a financial crisis and its going to take longer than one term to put it right’:
“He inherited a deeply damaged economy, he put a floor under the crash, he began the long hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern more well balanced economy….now are we where we want to be today? No! Is the president satisfied? Of course not. But are we better off than we were when he took office?.”
Clinton is one of the nation’s most popular political figures. His ringing endorsement for Obama was what the delegates wanted to hear and he did not disappoint.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, euronews
correspondent Stefan Grobe said:
“ The Democrats are all fired up here in Charlotte. they are hoping for a big convention bounce for their president. Whether this is going to happen pretty much depends on one number: the latest unemployment figures on Friday.”