Sept. 5 - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton gives a rousing defense of President Barack Obama's handling of the weak U.S. economy on night two of the Democratic National Convention. Sarah Irwin reports.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton headlines night two of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday - nominating President Barack Obama as the Democrat's candidate for the White House. SOUNDBITE: U.S. Former President Bill Clinton "Fellow Democrats, we are here to nominate a president and I've got one in mind." Clinton called on voters to support Obama in the November election - arguing that Obama - and not Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney - was the best candidate to fix the economy. SOUNDBITE: U.S. Former President Bill Clinton "He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators." After his speech, Clinton was joined by Obama - who made his first appearance on the convention stage - before the delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina - held their roll call to officially nominate him for a second term. Obama - formally will accept his party's nomination in the Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday night. Earlier Wednesday, officials were forced to move his speech from an open-air stadium to the smaller arena because of the threat of thunderstorms.