Day 2 on the Scene at the DNC: President Clinton and Women Activists Take Center Stage
President Clinton still has it! Tonight he put his iconic political skills to work for President Obama, laying out a clear case for Obama — and against Mitt Romney. The mood in Time Warner Cable Arena felt like a pumped up concert, which makes sense considering Bill Clinton is one of the all time top rock stars of the Democratic party. And putting the excitement into overdrive was President Obama himself, who slipped into the arena to watch President Clinton address the delegates and TV viewers at home. The crowd went absolutely crazy when Obama came on stage to greet Clinton after the detailed-packed speech.
Before Bill Clinton's headlining speech, women got much of the attention. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards addressed the crowd, as did rising women's rights activist Sandra Fluke. Earlier in the day, I attended a campaign and cocktails party put on by EMILY's List, which supports prochoice Democratic women running for office. There, actress Ashley Judd hinted that she might run for office one day. For more from the ground, read on for day two's highlights.