– President Bill Clinton addressed the assembled delegates for nearly an hour last night, offering an impassioned defense of President Obama and his policies, asking rhetorically “Are we better off because President Obama fought for health care reform? You bet we are.”
President Clinton also took aim at Republicans for their Medicare plans, reiterating that the changes called for in the Republican platform would “end Medicare as we know it” and saying that if Governor Romney “does what he promised to do, Medicare will now go broke in 2016.” Clinton also took aim at Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s claims that Obama has “robbed” $716 from Medicare, pointing out that there have been “no cuts to benefits at all, none.”
– The Washington Post fact checks the former President on his Medicare claims.
– Democrats continue to rally around the Affordable Care Act, write Russell Berman and Alexander Bolton in The Hill.
– The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza previews President Obama’s speech this evening.