Hillary Clinton upstaged President Barack Obama yesterday night with a surprise appearance at the end of his Democratic National Convention speech.
Clinton and Obama shared a long hug and paraded around the stage while Obama’s 2008 campaign song, ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered,’ blared over a loudspeaker.
Obama did his best to unite the Democratic Party yesterday night and redirect progressives’ anger from Clinton to Donald Trump.
Trump is fanning the flames of ‘resentment, and blame, and anger and hate,’ he said. Clinton, on the other hand keeps her cool, and treats everybody with respect. And no matter how daunting the odds; no matter how much people try to knock her down, she never, ever, quits,’ he said.
He also backed up Clinton’s ‘judgement’ which is evidenced by her selection of Tim Kaine to be her vice president.
After complimenting losing Democrat Bernie Sanders’ supporters’ for their tenacity, Obama came back around in his speech and shamed them into giving their backing to the party’s nominee – Clinton.
‘Hillary Clinton is that woman in the arena. She’s been there for us even if we haven’t always noticed.
And if you’re serious about our democracy, you can’t afford to stay home just because she might not align with you on every issue,’ he told them to deafening cheers from Clinton’s supporters.
Obama said: ‘You’ve got to get in the arena with her, because democracy isn’t a spectator sport. America isn’t about “yes he will.” It’s about “yes we can.” And we’re going to carry Hillary to victory this fall, because that’s what the moment demands.’.
Making sure they got the message, he again told them, it’s ‘yes WE can – not yes I can – yes WE can.’
The president got a huge response as he arrived at the Democratic National Convention to pass the torch to Clinton, his former secretary of state.
‘Thank you,’ he yelled over their clapping. ‘Thank you so much. Thank you, everyone!’