[Guest post by DRJ]
In his speech before the Democratic National Convention tonight, former President Bill Clinton endorsed Barack Obama for President, likening Obama’s candidacy to his own campaign in 1992 and affirming that Obama is ready to lead:
“Clinton pushed back on attacks – initiated by himself and his wife during the bitter primary campaign, and later taken up by Republican John McCain, that Obama is ill prepared for the White House, especially on matters of national defense.
“With Joe Biden’s experience and wisdom, supporting Barack Obama’s proven understanding, insight, and good instincts, America will have the national security leadership we need,” Clinton said.
Jabbing a finger at thousands of cheering delegates, he declared: “I want all of you who supported her to vote for Barack Obama in November.”
There is a much more unified feeling at the Democratic Convention than when it started. The stage is set for Biden’s speech tonight and the Obama’s acceptance speech tomorrow evening.
UPDATE: Compare the AP’s positive spin to this thoughtful analysis by Stephen Green at Vodkapundit.