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PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBSMiami) – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will take the stage in support of Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening.
Tuesday night’s speeches were about Hillary Clinton’s history and really introduced folks to her. Wednesday night’s focus is on the future and what’s at stake.
Florida continues to be front and center this week with yet another surprise guest.
Clinton’s Vice Presidential pick Senator Tim Kaine surprised Florida delegates Wednesday as part of a round of visits to key states.
“Do you know that it wasn’t an accident that the roll off of the ticket was in Florida. That was no accident,” said Kaine. “We know how critical Florida is going to be this time and I have a feeling that I’m going to be coming soon to a theater near you.”
Kaine is the latest to visit Florida’s daily breakfasts, following Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday and Monday’s bombshell visit by ousted Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Democrats are hoping to build unity Wednesday night after a historic day two.
“And I move that Hilary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States,” said Sanders.
But not everyone is feeling the love – Bernie protestors.
Sanders delegates appear to be unrelenting in their distaste for the DNC especially now that their candidate is out.
“This is Rocky Town! This is Rocky Town,” said Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani was just a few blocks away from the convention, throwing punches at a boxing ring Republicans rented for the week.
“What you are seeing here and Cleveland is fantasy land. This is everyone is rosy, everything is great, everything is nice,” said Giuliani. “Catholic priest gets his head chopped off in France and they can’t take a moment or minute to say a silent prayer for him. I don’t know if you can say the word prayer at this convention. They don’t mention the word ISIS except one or two times.”
There is a lot of noise and name calling but when the convention ends will it matter? CBS4’s David Sutta stopped by the set of CBS This Morning to chat about it with hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell.
“Despite all the angst and anger in this country, Barrack Obama still has a 56% approval rating and it’s even higher among Democrats. So Hilary Clinton will want Barrack Obama out on the campaign trail and I have a sense that he likes campaigning,” said O’Donnell.
“I think by the time November comes, the belief is the Bernie supporters, they are bruised right now and everyone understands that we heard this morning on our broadcast you can’t expect them to move on so quickly. That has to be respected but they say time heals all wounds. We’ll see,” said King.
As the convention reaches the home stretch, Rose gave Sutta some style advice.
“I was a little taken back by the blue kicks. What are those,” asked Sutta.
Rose responded, “Under Armour – I wore them in the beginning for comfort and not style.”
“This convention you certainly need that,” agreed Sutta.
Rose replied, “You sure do.”
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