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Key excerpts: Bill Clinton

Former US President Bill Clinton has given a resounding endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in a speech to the Democratic National Convention.

Below are some key quotes from Mr Clinton's speech.


The primary began with an all-star line-up and came down to two remarkable Americans locked in a hard-fought contest right to the very end. That campaign generated so much heat it increased global warming. Now, in the end my candidate didn't win, but I'm really proud of the campaign she ran. I'm proud that she never quit on the people she stood up for, on the changes she pushed for, on the future she wanted for all our children.


Last night Hillary told us in no uncertain terms that she is going to do everything she can to elect Barack Obama. That makes two of us. Actually, that makes 18 million of us. Because like Hillary, I want all of you who supported her to vote for Barack Obama in November.


Everything I learned in my eight years as president, and in the work I have done since in America and across the globe, has convinced me that Barack Obama is the man for this job. He has a remarkable ability to inspire people, to raise our hopes and rally us to high purpose. He has the intelligence and curiosity every successful president needs.


In his [Mr Obama's] first presidential decision, the selection of a running mate, he hit it out of the park.

I love Joe Biden, and America will too.

With Joe Biden's experience and wisdom, supporting Barack Obama's proven understanding, insight, and good instincts, America will have the national security leadership we need.


Our nation is in trouble on two fronts: The American Dream is under siege at home, and America's leadership in the world has been weakened.

People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.


The Republicans said I was too young and too inexperienced to be Commander-in-Chief. Sound familiar? It didn't work in 1992, because we were on the right side of history. And it won't work in 2008, because Barack Obama is on the right side of history.

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