BLOG: Obama's speech: No one as qualified as Clinton

The Associated Press

President Barack Obama has a message for fellow Democrats, and all those watching the Democratic convention at home: There’s never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president.

President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade as he heads to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Obama's signature health care program is under fire, due to large premium increases. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

It’s a theme Obama is stressing in his convention speech later Wednesday night.

According to the White House, Obama plans to say “nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office.”

He intends to vouch for Clinton as someone who’s been part of his biggest decisions in the Oval Office and a leader who never quits — no matter the odds or “how much people try to knock her down.”

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The president is set to describe his 2008 campaign rival as someone who listens to people, keeps her cool and treats everybody with respect.

Obama says, “that’s the Hillary I’ve come to admire.”