CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday entered to rousing applause at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
He argued that President Barack Obama deserves a second term so he can continue to guide the country from the economic disaster he inherited to the shared prosperity he is working to create.
In nominating Obama as the Democratic standard-bearer, Clinton said Obama began the long road to recovery and has laid the foundation for a stronger economy.
Clinton rebutted the Republican contention that the economy has worsened under Obama and said Republicans would return to the failed policies of the past.
"In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president's re-election was pretty simple: 'We left him a total mess, he hasn't finished cleaning it up yet, so fire him and put us back in,' " Clinton said. "I like the argument for President Obama's re-election a lot better."
As Obama listened with delegates to the Democratic convention, Clinton said Americans have a choice between the winner-take-all society supported by Republicans and a Democratic vision of shared responsibility and prosperity.
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