Bill Clinton to Have Leading Role at Democratic National Convention

Bill Clinton to Have Leading Role at Partyโ€™s Convention

Former President Bill Clinton is set to play a central part in the Democratic convention, aides said, and will formally place President Obamaโ€™s name into nomination by delivering a prime-time speech designed to present a forceful economic argument for why Mr. Obama deserves to win a second term.

The prominent role of Mr. Clinton, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, signals an effort by the Obama campaign to pull out all the stops to rally Democrats when they gather for their partyโ€™s national convention in Charlotte, N.C. An even more important audience will be the voters across the country who will see the address carried by television networks.

โ€œThere isnโ€™t anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton,โ€ David Axelrod, a top strategist to the Obama campaign, said in an interview on Sunday. โ€œHe can really articulate the choice that is before people.โ€

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Source: NY Times

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