Former US President Bill Clinton has delivered a speech on the importance of co-operation at the launch of Torrens University Australia in Adelaide.
Clinton again paid tribute to the work of the Australian government in the aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, particularly the work of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in co-operation with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans.
Former US President Bill Clinton has delivered a keynote address to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.
Clinton paid tribute to the AIDS researchers who died in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. He said he was proud to have been in Australia when Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spoke at the United Nations.
Former President Bill Clinton has received a rapturous reception from delegates to the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Clinton gave the keynote speech in support of the nomination of President Barack Obama. At the end of the speech, Obama joined Clinton on stage.
As a CNN commentator put it, the speech, like all Clinton speeches, needed an editor, but it was like a hammer hitting a nail on the head.
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Transcript of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic convention, as transcribed by the New York Times.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Now, Mr. Mayor, fellow Democrats, we are here to nominate a president. (Cheers, applause.) And I’ve got one in mind. (Cheers, applause.)
I want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. I want to nominate a man who ran for president to change the course of an already weak economy and then just six weeks before his election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression; a man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the long road to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter how many jobs that he saved or created, there’d still be millions more waiting, worried about feeding their own kids, trying to keep their hopes alive.
I want to nominate a man who’s cool on the outside — (cheers, applause) — but who burns for America on the inside. (Cheers, applause.)
I want — I want a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new American Dream economy, driven by innovation and creativity, but education and — yes — by cooperation. (Cheers.)
And by the way, after last night, I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama. (Cheers, applause.)
You know — (cheers, applause). I — (cheers, applause).
I want — I want Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States. (Cheers, applause.) And I proudly nominate him to be the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party.