Watch Obama’s Hella Inspiring DNC Speech
Barack Obama gave a 45 minute-long speech about politics last night at the Democratic National Convention, which sounds incredibly boring, but since he’s Obama, it was hella inspiring.
“By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started,” he said. “And through every victory and every setback, I’ve insisted that change is never easy, and never quick; that we wouldn’t meet all of our challenges in one term, or one presidency, or even in one lifetime.”
He also seemed to take aim at Donald Trump’s bleak view of the U.S. and his belief that we need to make it “great again.”
“America is already great,” Obama said. “America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump. In fact, it doesn’t depend on any one person. And that, in the end, may be the biggest difference in this election – the meaning of our democracy.”
The speech was pretty devoid of Obama’s trademark sense of humor and shade-throwing skills, but he did tide us over with this slightly shady tidbit:
“I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not Bill, not me — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”
Lastly, he reminded everyone how stoked they were to vote for him in 2008 and 2012 and asked Democrats and viewers at home to try and squeeze some of that enthusiasm out again, but this time for Hillary.
“Tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me,” he said. “I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me. Because you’re who I was talking about 12 years ago, when I talked about hope – it’s been you who’ve fueled my dogged faith in our future, even when the odds are great; even when the road is long. Hope in the face of difficulty; hope in the face of uncertainty; The Audacity of Hope!”
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