Bernie Sanders delivered an unequivocal endorsement of Hillary Clinton on the Democratic National Convention stage Monday night, and implored his supporters not to stay home in November but to stand with her as well.
It was a political valentine from a rival that has energized the party’s progressive wing and helped shape the party’s platform.
“We need leadership in this country which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger – not leadership which insults Latinos, Muslims, women, African-Americans and veterans – and divides us up,” Sanders told a packed Democratic convention Monday night.
Read the full text of his speech, here.
First lady Michelle Clinton framed the election in a most intimate way, with personal anecdotes about raising a family, and saying, “This election – every election – is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives.” It was a powerful speech worthy of the moniker she adopted when she moved into the White House, “mom-in-chief.”
I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters two beautiful, intelligent black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that woman can be president of the United States.
First lady Michelle Obama
There are three more days in the Democrats’ convention. And 105 days until the polls open across the nation.
From the convention
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▪ Embattled Debbie Wasserman Schultz now faces a tough contest on her home turf.
From the polls
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▪ The Trump bump: Polls show a surge in approval ratings after the Republican National Convention.
▪ And if you’re freaked out about the polls lately, The New York Times says you can relax. They don’t matter. Yet.
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What they’re saying
To the ‘Bernie or bust’ people: You're being ridiculous.
Comedian Sarah Silverman, speaking from the stage of the DNC
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