Clinton nominates Obama as US prez candidate

  • AFP, Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Updated: Sep 06, 2012 13:23 IST

Bill Clinton formally nominated Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate Wednesday, saying he was cool on the outside but "burns for America" inside.

"I want Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States and I proudly nominate him to the standard bearer of the Democratic Party," Clinton said.

"I want a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new American Dream economy," Clinton said in a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"After last night, I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama," Clinton joked, drawing cheers and smiles from the First Lady watching from a box the night after her own rousing convention speech.


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