DNC 2016: Local Democratic delegates react to President Obama’s speech

Local Democratic delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia reacting strongly to President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night. Here’s some of what they had to say:

Butler County Democratic Party Chair and delegate Jocelyn Bucaro

“The President reminded Americans how far we’ve come over the last eight years and how far we still have to go. And by sharing his experience alongside Secretary Hillary Clinton he highlighted why she is far and away the best person to lead America to even greater prosperity.”

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Former Dayton mayor and Vice Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party Rhine McLin

The President did a masterful job in describing the difference between Hillary and the Trump in a mature and deliberate manner. Class act in acknowledging Bernie Sanders platform. President Obama weaved his tapestry of accomplishments and future issues to be dealt with as President.

He emphasized her temperament for the job of President. Democracy does not work by demonizing but by working together.

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Montgomery County Treasurer Carolyn Rice

No one - man or woman- not him or Bill- as qualified or ready to be President as Hillary. Obama makes a compelling case for voting for Hillary. She is fit, she is ready to be the next Commander in Chief. America is already great. Makes fantastic case for democracy and why we all need to vote and work hard for the values we cherish. Democracy isn’t a spectator sport. He’s hitting it out of the park.

After nearly two terms in office and despite the challenges we’ve faced he’s more optimistic about America than ever. So am I.

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Daniel Lieberman, Clayton, Miami University student

I like how the president mentioned that Hillary was a tough competitor who didn’t quit and drove him harder, but they are on the same page.

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Local delegates and other area residents who attended the convention were also impressed with Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

Tim Kaine knows that mayors make a difference. I think he has a great story and background to be our vice president. Jesuits often end the Mass with ‘go and serve God and one another.’ I think Tim Kaine has lived his life is that spirit and his speech shared that.

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Daniel Lieberman, Clayton, Miami University student

I like how he mentioned that the Republican Party is steering away from the Lincoln party, as well if you’re for the Lincoln party, we he have that for you right here in the Democratic party.

Kaine makes strong, spirited case for not believing anything Trump says and why Hillary Clinton is ready to lead.

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Nick Froehlich of Maineville , a delegate for Sanders

It really helps hearing his back story. He seems like he’s a genuinely nice person. I appreciate his optimism and ‘folksiness’. His smile is really contagious. His impression of Trump was amazing.

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Butler County Democratic Party Chair and delegate Jocelyn Bucaro

Tim Kaine helped show why Hillary chose him as her running mate. And he memorably illustrated why Trump is so dangerous and untrustworthy.

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Chris Seelbach, Cincinnati, Clinton delegate

Both Tim Kaine and I were educated as Jesuits and our focus on social justice, caring for others and serving those in need fits perfectly with the ideas of our country. The faith we were both raised in stands in strong contrast to the actions and words of Donald Trump.

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