Democrats formally nominated President Obama for a second term Wednesday night, after a barn-burner of an endorsement from former President BIll Clinton. Clinton held the audience rapt and cheering for his 48-minute, partially improvised stemwinder, giving a detailed defense of Obama's tenure in the Oval Office and offering an equally detailed rebuttal of the attacks from Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney, and other Republicans. Clinton topped a sometimes lackluster second night of the Democratic convention. He was preceded by Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who offered a spirited, populist speech about how the current system is stacked against the middle class.
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