Philadelphia, PA-- Addressing the DNC tonight, President Obama talked about where we are as a nation and why he supports Hillary Clinton.
“After a century of trying, we declared health care in America is not a privilege for a few, it is a right for everybody.”
“There is only one candidate in this race who believes in that future, and has devoted her life to it; a mother and grandmother who'd do anything to help our children thrive; a leader with real plans to break down barriers, blast through glass ceilings, and widen the circle of opportunity to every single American, the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.
“I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”
“[In 2008] she was doing everything I was doing, but just like Ginger Rogers, it was backwards and in heels.”
“Hillary knows we can work through racial divides in this country when we realize the worry Black parents feel when their son leaves the house isn't so different than what a brave cop's family feels when he puts on the blue and goes to work; that we can honor police and treat every community fairly.”
“Hillary knows we can insist on a lawful and orderly immigration system while still seeing striving students and their toiling parents as loving families, not criminals or rapists; Families that came here for the same reasons our forebears came, to work, and study, and make a better life, in a place where we can talk and worship and love as we please. She knows their dream is quintessentially American, and the American dream is something no wall will ever contain.”
“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. You've got to get in the arena with her, because democracy isn't a spectator sport.”
You can watch his remarks here.