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