Bill Clinton officially nominates Barack Obama at DNC

Former US president extolls Obama's virtues, praises his handling of national security: "Heck, he even appointed Hillary"; slams Republican approach on domestic issues such as taxes.

September 6, 2012 07:16
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Obama embraces former President Bill Clinton

Clinton Obama (R370). (photo credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing)

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- US President Barack Obama appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention briefly Wednesday night to join a packed arena in applauding Bill Clinton, who formally nominated the president for a second term heading the Democratic ticket.

Clinton went well past his allotted time at the event extolling Obama's virtues and slamming the Republican approach on domestic issues such as the job creation and taxes.