President Obama painted an optimistic picture of America and forcefully endorsed Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday. The speech looked back at his almost completed presidency, highlighting what he sees as the cornerstones of his legacy: health care reform, gay marriage, the economy and killing Osama Bin Laden.
The president made the case for Clinton, saying no one (not even himself or Bill Clinton) was more prepared to take the Oval Office and urging America to vote:
America, you have vindicated that hope these past eight years. And now I’m ready to pass the baton and do my part as a private citizen. This year, in this election, I’m asking you to join me – to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation.
To the Point Wednesday took a deeper look at politics inside and outside the arena, including Donald Trump’s press conference in which he reminded reporters of Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails and connected them to the Russians. “Russia, if you’re listening,” said Trump, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”