This Wednesday, during the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama is expected to announce everybody, one more time, that Hillary Clinton is the best choice for the future of the United States, alongside pledging for the progressive policies he has been promoting for the past eight years.
A familiar type of speech for Obama
This would be the President fourth DNC address, after the one that launched his national career, the one that granted him his first term as President and finally, the one that secured him his current presidential term, says CNN.
The same source mentions that the President’s speech will focus on a main idea: not flushing everything away with Donald Trump. However, Obama also wants strengthen his relationship with Hillary Clinton -who is expected to accept the nomination tonight-, which began as a rivalry and evolved into a potential Democrat-to-Democrat presidential transition.
“We don’t go vacationing together,” Obama said about his relationship with the former First Lady. “I think that I’ve got a pretty clear-eyed sense of both her strengths and her weaknesses. And what I would say would be that this is somebody who knows as much about domestic and foreign policy as anybody.”
Yeah, Hillary is cool, guys!
“She’s not always flashy. And there are better speech-makers,” he said. “But she knows her stuff,” the President added.
Barack Obama being the first president since Bill Clinton to deliver a speech at the Democratic National Convention in his last year in office and it should have a huge impact on the presidential campaign. As a side note, George W. Bush skipped the RNC, in 2008.
According to an ABC/Washington Post poll conducted earlier this month, President Obama’s approval is at 56%, the highest point since the beginning of his first term at the White House. A great moment to support his fellow Democrat!