LIVE Video Coverage DNC: Clinton’s big night to shine

PHILADELPHIA – President Barack Obama lent all of his oratorical talents to the cause of electing Hillary Clinton as his successor on Wednesday night, imploring America to choose hope over the fear-mongering of Donald Trump.

He painted Mr Trump as dangerous and unworthy of the presidency, and said he was ready to “pass the baton” to Mrs Clinton.

“This year, in this election, I’m asking you to join me – to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us, to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation,” he said.

His speech was met with rapturous applause in the convention hall, and he was himself met on stage after its conclusion by a beaming Mrs Clinton.

So, on the final day of the convention, the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton will speak about her vision for our country — her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.

It will be the biggest challenge of her long career, she must deliver a tough speech while at the same time show a soft side. But if she is going to win then she needs to be likeable, which she is, charming, caring and most of all capable.

She possesses all three of those qualities but I mentioned but in front of a massive television audience she needs to be likeable. That is a challenge we will see that she can pull off and turn in her favor.

Hillary Clinton

Headlining Speakers

Hillary Clinton

(This is an excerpt of a bio taken from the White House’s website.) Hillary Rodham Clinton is the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United State. Clinton served as the First Lady of the United States to the 42nd President, Bill Clinton. She went on to become a U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

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Chelsea Clinton

(This is an excerpt of a bio taken from the Clinton Foundation’s website.) Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the 42nd president of the United States Bill Clinton.  She is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation.

Retired Gen. John Allen

(This is an excerpt of a bio taken from the Department of Defense’s website.) Gen. John R. Allen served as the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from July 2011 to February 2013.

Additional Speakers

Henrietta Ivey

Henrietta is a home care worker Hillary met while campaigning in Michigan who is helping to lead the Fight for $15.

Beth Mathias

Beth works two jobs and her husband works the night shift at a factory in Ohio. Hillary met Beth at a roundtable in Marion.

Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed

Jensen was fired from her job at a pizza restaurant in Bonner Springs, Kansas, for asking her boss why she was paid 25 cents less than her male co-worker and friend Jake. After Jensen and Jake’s story came to light, Hillary tweeted “Good for you, Jensen. Every woman deserves equal pay, no matter what her age. Keep up the hard work — and courage!”

Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan’s son, Humayun S.M. Khan was a University of Virginia graduate and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the United States in the ten years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Clinton spoke extensively about Kahn during a speech in Minneapolis.

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Candidates of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

President of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin

Chad Griffin is the president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski

(This is an excerpt of a bio taken from the League of Conservation Voters website.) Gene joined LCV in April 2006 after serving for more than a dozen years as a member of the LCV and LCVEF Boards of Directors and the LCV Political Committee.

Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (New York) and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) and the Democratic Women of the Senate

(This is an excerpt of a bio taken from the Maryland Senator’s website.) Barbara Mikulski is the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party, serving since 1987. Mikulski is the longest-serving woman history of the United States Congress.


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.