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September 6th, 2012
06:11 AM ET

CNN Contributor Ryan Lizza on Bill Clinton speech: “This was an amazing speech”

Day two of the Democratic National Convention wrapped up last night with a powerful speech from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton’s speech was highly anticipated by both parties and it was the highlight of the night. CNN Contributor and Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker Ryan Lizza joins John Berman at the CNN Grill in Charlotte this morning to weigh in on the Clinton-Obama relationship and the speech that officially nominated President Obama for a second term.

“When you know that these guys have had this difficult relationship,” he says, and then you watch him logically make “the case for why Obama is better than Romney, it sort of to me makes the power of the argument a little stronger.”

For skeptical Obama voters from 2008, “Who better to make that case to you than someone who’s also been skeptical of Obama for a long time,” he asks. “In terms of the voters they’re trying to reach, this was the guy to do it,” Lizza says. “This was an amazing speech."

CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash agrees. It’s hard to deny the power of President Clinton’s speech when he’s given it in a way “that looks like he’s really emoting and he really means it.”

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