Enjoying extremely high approval ratings in his party, and with his national approval over 50%, President Obama made his fourth Democratic National Convention speech last night to take a bit of a victory lap for his successful 8 years in the White House and to make the case that America needs Hillary Clinton to continue the progress.
It was a speech filled with many highlights - here are just a few.
About Hillary Clinton:
• "While this nation has been tested by war, and it's been tested by recession and all manner of challenges, I stand before you again tonight after almost two terms as your president to tell you I am more optimistic about the future of America than ever before."
• "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."
• "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. America isn't about 'yes he will.' It's about 'yes we can.'"
There wasn't a lot about Republican opponent Donald Trump, but here's a bit of Obama on the Trumpster:
• "Does anyone really believe that a guy who's spent his 70 years on this Earth showing no regard for working people is suddenly going to be your champion? Your voice? If so, you should vote for him."
• "He calls himself a business guy, which is true, but I have to say, I know plenty of businessmen and women who've achieved success without leaving a trail of lawsuits, and unpaid workers, and people feeling like they got cheated."
It was a truly great speech. Well worth the watching. Check out the full speech below.