— POLITICO (@politico) July 28, 2016
… Speaking on the penultimate night of the convention, Obama made a forceful case for his former rival. He’s not likely to have an audience like this again as president, and Obama soaked in the cheers and chants of “Yes we did!” from a party that, despite its divisions, remains enthralled by his charisma and vision.
Before the speech, Obama’s aides had said that it would be more of a positive testimonial for Hillary Clinton than anything else. But Obama also delivered a passionate indictment of Donald Trump, casting him as a menace whose positions aren’t just on the other side of the political spectrum, but on a different spectrum all together.
This election, Obama said, is “not just a choice between parties or policies; the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice – about who we are as a people, and whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government.”…
“You know, there’s been a lot of talk in this campaign about what America’s lost – people who tell us that our way of life is being undermined by pernicious changes and dark forces beyond our control,” Obama said.
Of the current Democratic nominee, Obama said, “there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”
He added, as Bill Clinton leapt to his feet and roared a cheer, “I hope you don’t mind, Bill, but I was just telling the truth, man.”…
To begin the day watching Trump's incoherent, inflammatory press conference and end with Obama speech. What a time in America #DemsInPhilly
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) July 28, 2016
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a politician make such a stirring paean to a globalized, multicultural, immigrant-friendly America.
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) July 28, 2016
"This election isn't just about Donald Trump's judgment. It's about our own." No truer words. #DNCinPHL
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 28, 2016
It's time to put a racist bully in his place, and a tough woman in hers: The White House!
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) July 27, 2016
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) July 27, 2016
Keep this in mind: Most undecided voters in our country have a favorable opinion of President Obama.
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) July 28, 2016
It's remarkable how much more the Democratic convention has leaned into "America is good," while the GOP one said America is screwed.
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) July 26, 2016
Also leaned into "we like minorities," while the GOP one said “minorities will kill your family." https://t.co/zp2QRmZKqk
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) July 26, 2016
I hate term limits tonight more than ever, but it's the reality we live in and I can work with that. ¡Viva la coalición!
— Al Giordano (@AlGiordano) July 28, 2016
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 27, 2016