WATCH: Bill Clinton Officially Nominates Barack Obama For Second Term

Last night Bill Clinton officially nominated Barack Obama for a second term as president in a rousing speech that was both an uplifting toast to the POTUS and a pointed attack on the Republican Party’s lack of ideas.

“I want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. A man who ran for President to change the course of an already weak economy and then just six weeks before the election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression. A man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the long road to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter how many jobs were created and saved, there were still millions more waiting, trying to feed their children and keep their hopes alive.

I want to nominate a man cool on the outside but burning for America on the inside. A man who believes we can build a new American Dream economy driven by innovation and creativity, education and cooperation. A man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.

I want Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States and I proudly nominate him as the standard bearer of the Democratic Party.”

Above, Clinton’s full nomination speech—it’s got some good zingers. Take a quick coffee break and watch the whole thing.

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  • Cam

    Cue the Log Cabin trols to come on with 5 paragraph comments trying to convince everybody that somehow, the party that attacks gays in it’s plank, and a candidate who has said in the past that he would repeal DADT, AND asked the Congress for an anti-gay amendment to the U.S. Constitution is somehow better than a party that has gay rights in it’s platform and whose candidate signed the DADT repeal and recently came out in favor of marriage even though it could hurt chances in some southern swing states.

    They should be here any min. At this point Log Cabin is basically an anti-gay GOP group trying to trick gays into voting for a party that seeks to harm us.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Not to play semantics, but it should be pointed out that Clinton was the convention’s keynote speaker, not Obama’s nominator. There’s a difference. Either way, there’s no denying that Bill Clinton is one of our nation’s best politicians—ever.

  • yaoming

    Actually, Bill Clinton DID nominate Barak Obama. The keynote speech was given the previous night by San Antonio mayor, Julian Castro.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @yaoming: Thanks for the clarification. My bad.

  • Patsy Stoned

    All politicians should watch Clinton’s speeches and take what they can from them. He truly has an incredible gift with the public.

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