President Barack Obama will speak Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention and accept his party's nomination.
Wednesday night, Obama watched from backstage as former President Bill Clinton fired up delegates. Clinton said President Obama inherited economic problems no one could solve in four years. He argued Obama is committed to working with Republicans at a time when the parties are so polarized.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch spoke to us from the convention and says Clinton's speech hit the mark.
"I thought what he did was terrific. He reminded America of the mess that President Obama inherited, how the month he got into office we lost 300,000 jobs, how in the three months preceding that we lost over a million jobs and that the economy was a mess and getting out of it was a long hard slog," said Rep. Welch, D-Vermont.
Welch's Republican opponent, Mark Donka, says he did not watch President Clinton's speech, he is focused on the Congressional race. But Donka says under Democratic leadership the country is not in better shape then four years ago, there is too much debt and he is worried health care changes will hurt the middle class.
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