Clinton Scores One for Obama

Former President Bill Clinton’s speech on Wednesday night in Charlotte was an emotional appeal for President Obama’s re-election, and one in which Clinton directly addressed criticisms by the Republican ticket of Obama’s record in office. “We can’t let it happen,” Clinton said of the possibility of Republicans gaining the White House. “We simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down.” The much-anticipated appearance by the 42nd president ran to three quarters of an hour, and praised the incumbent as a politician willing to compromise while seeking out what’s best for the country.