''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,'' President Barack Obama says at the Democratic convention. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: "...I can say with confidence 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," U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday (July 27) at the Democratic National Convention. "I hope you don't mind Bill but I was just telling the truth, man," Obama added after a huge applause came from the audience. Hillary Clinton made history when she secured the Democratic party's nomination on Tuesday. When she formally accepts it on Thursday, she will become the Democratic standard-bearer against Republican nominee Trump in the Nov. 8 election. Democrats have buttressed Clinton with a star gathering of current and past party notables. By contrast, many prominent Republicans were absent from the party convention that nominated Trump for the White House last week. Clinton waged another hard-fought primary battle this year, beating off an unexpectedly strong challenge from the left by Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont. Other speakers on Wednesday will include Clinton's vice presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, Vice President Joe Biden, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Leon Panetta, a former defense secretary and CIA director.