Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speaks at DNC Tonight
Highly anticipated speech
- Duration 2:16
- Date Sep 5, 2012
Highly anticipated speech
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Exclusive club this is the group of living -- and former presidents -- but even by those standards.
This is not your typical relationship now is it.
That's right villain and that complexity dates back of course to the spring of 2008.
When former President Clinton was an ardent and sometimes embittered surrogate for his wife than Senator Clinton.
During the democratic primary -- that year since then -- mrs.
Clinton having joined the Obama cabinet the secretary of state and the former president occasionally -- for things like -- Haiti relief mission.
These two men in the final democratic president of the twentieth century.
And the first of the new century.
Have largely patched things up but those who know them say.
They won't always be defined to stomach stand by their differences in style and philosophy.
President Clinton famously had in the DLC.
Trying to find you know common ground -- a bridge differences.
We now limited time when -- the -- of the two parties are highly polarized and there's more.
Tends to be more -- to the party base is opposed to trying to reach out to independents and so forth so I think it.
And then there's.
A generational difference someone as well.
In short you might see this extraordinary moment the first time a former president has -- the name of a sitting president denomination is.
More of a transactional event and the capstone to a warm and -- friendship bill.
What are I've met to meet yet to meet rather anywhere from DNC who has seen his speech or are read his speech.
What is the expectation from this address later tonight.
-- -- I spoke with a senior official from the Obama Biden campaign just a few minutes ago they tell me they're working closely with the former president.
They have reviewed broadly what he's going to say and that his speech as of this morning is quote.
His remarks will include a real bubble.
Of this George we've heard from the Romney -- campaign that President Obama has -- goaded the welfare reforms that mr.
Clinton Willis this -- put it to -- lay the predicate for mr.
Obama's speech on Thursday by sketching out where the country has been.
Well what the best path forward is and also by assessing the key business of the presidency and how President Obama -- -- -- that his decision making bill.
I won't watch it together thank you James James Rosen live shot -- morning.