PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama delivered his last address to a Democratic National Convention while occupying the White House and passed the torch to the woman he hopes will take his place as America’s next commander-in-chief.
“There has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America,” Obama said Wednesday night to a cheering crowd of more than 20,000 inside the Wells Fargo Center.
In 2008, I watched Obama, in Chicago’s Grant Park, stand before another cheering crowd and promise to build a brighter future for all Americans. I watched as he offered hope to those who have been ignored and overlooked; I listened to his lofty words about faith, resiliency and change.
I listened Wednesday to Obama offering more words of hope to a sometimes racially-fractured nation.