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Obama passes the torch to Clinton

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>> There has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hilary Clinton.>> Barack Obama passed the torch to Hilary Clinton in Philadelphia on Thursday. I'm Amanda Becker and I'm here at the Democratic National Convention with my colleague Ilana Weis. Ilana, what did you think of Obama tonight?
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>> Tonight, Obama really electrify the crowd on behalf of Hilary Clinton. The moment he stepped out on to the stage you could just feel the energy that the crowd had pin-top over days of speakers.>> When I came into the Wells Fargo Arena right before Obama was set to go on.
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It was the most crowded I've seen the arena this week. People were sitting in the stairwells, he was clearly what people had been waiting for the past few days.>> So what kind of emotion did you see from Obama tonight and how was that received by the crowd?
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>> I think people are sad to see Obama go. He's been an incredibly popular president with democrats. You could hear people yelling that. Kind of peppered throughout his speech.>> At one point Obama said, I didn't accomplish everything I wanted to accomplish during my administration. But he said democracy works, you just gotta want it.
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He feels as though hope endures which was an attempt to paint a countering message to Trump's kind of darker tone at his own convention.>> They hadn't actually announced in advance that Clinton would come on stage tonight. We kind of thought she might because I'm a member of her traveling press corps and usually when she's in the geographic area, we're kind of given a heads up.
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So we knew that she was in Philadelphia tonight, but she wasn't scheduled to come out.>> All Hillary Clinton really has to do tomorrow is follow the energy that Obama left in the room. The moment she took the stage, you could just feel the energy in the crowd go from what was already a very amplified moment.
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It cranked up times 1,000. So all she really has to do is ride that wave, continue on the path that she's on already. People are very excited. She's the first woman to be nominated to a major party for the presidency. So really there's not much love to do, but just don't drop the ball.
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