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Clinton rouses Democrats with passionate defense of Obama

CHARLOTTE — Former president Bill Clinton, in a fiery nominating speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, mixed passion, policy detail, and humor with an urgent plea for Americans to stay the course with President Obama, who made a surprise appearance by joining Clinton on stage after his speech.

Following a booming welcome from 20,000 delegates and guests, Clinton turned the tables on a familiar Republican critique of the president — that the country is worse off than in 2008 — by making a forceful argument that the reverse is true.

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