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[Music]

[Applause]

Oh

thank you so much you know it's it's

hard to believe that it has been eight

years since I first came to this

convention to talk with you about why I

thought my husband should be president

[Applause]

remember how I told you about his

character and conviction his decency and

His grace the traits that we've seen

every day that he served our country in

the White House I also told you about

our daughters how they are the heart of

our hearts the center of our world and

during our time in the White House we've

had the joy of watching them grow from

bubbly little girls into poised young

women a journey that started soon after

we arrived in Washington when they set

off for their first day at their new

school I will never forget that winter

morning as I watched our girls just

seven and ten years old

pile into those black SUVs with all

those big men with guns and I saw their

little faces pressed up against the

window and the only thing I could think

was what have we done

see because at that moment I realized

that our time in the White House would

form the foundation for who they would

become and how well we managed this

experience could truly make or break

them that is what Barack and I think

about every day as we try to guide and

protect our girls through the challenges

of this unusual life in the spotlight

how we urge them to ignore those who

question their fathers citizenship or

faith

how we insist that the hateful language

they hear from public figures on TV does

not represent the true spirit of this

country

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how we explain that when someone is

cruel or acts like a bully you don't

stoop to their level

no our motto is when they go low we go

high

with every word we utter with every

action we take we know our kids are

watching us we as parents are their most

important role models and let me tell

you Barack and I take that same approach

to our jobs as president and first lady

because we know that our words and

actions matter not just to our girls but

the children across this country kids

kids who tell us I saw you on TV I wrote

a report on you for school kids like the

little black boy who looked up at my

husband his eyes wide with hope and he

wondered is my hair like yours and make

no mistake about it this November when

we go to the polls that is what we're

deciding not Democrat a Republican not

left or right now in this election and

every election is about who will have

the power to shape our children for the

next four or eight years of their lives

and I I am here tonight because in this

election there is only one person who I

trust with that responsibility only one

person who I believe is truly qualified

to be President of the United States and

that is our friend Hillary Clinton

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see

I trust I trust Hilary to lead this

country because I've seen her lifelong

devotion to our nation's children not

just her own daughter who she has raised

to perfection but but every child who

needs a champion kids who take the long

way to school to avoid the gangs kids

who wonder how they'll ever afford

college kids whose parents don't speak a

word of English but dream of a better

life kids who look to us to determine

who and what they can be

you see Hilary has spent decades doing

the relentless thankless work to

actually make a difference in their

lives

advocating for kids with disabilities as

a young lawyer fighting for children's

health care as first lady and for

quality child care in the Senate and

when she didn't win the nomination eight

years ago she didn't get angry or

disillusioned

see

Guillory did not Hilary did not pack up

and go home because as a true public

servant Hillary knows that this is so

much bigger than her own desires and

disappointments

so she proudly stepped up to serve our

country once again as Secretary of State

traveling the globe to keep our kids

safe and look there were plenty of

moments when Hillary could have decided

that this work was too hard that the

price of public service was too high

that she was tired of being picked apart

for how she looks or how she talks or

even how she laughs but here's the thing

what I admire most about Hillary is that

she never buckles under pressure she she

never takes the easy way out and Hillary

Clinton has never quit on anything in

her life

and when I think about the kind of

president that I want for my girls and

all our children that's what I want I

want someone with the proven strength to

persevere someone who knows this job and

takes it seriously someone who

understands that the issues the

president faces are not black and white

and cannot be boiled down to 140

characters look because

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because when when you have the nuclear

codes at your fingertips

and the military in your command you

can't make snap decisions you can't have

a thin skin or a tendency to lash out

you need to be steady and measured and

well-informed

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I want a president with a record of

public service someone whose life's work

shows our children that we don't chase

fame and fortune for ourselves we fight

to give everyone a chance to succeed and

and we give back even when we're

struggling ourselves because we know

that there is always some worth one more

saw and there but for the grace of God

go I I want a president who will teach

our children that everyone in this

country matters a president who truly

believes in the vision that our founders

put forth all those years ago that we

are all created equal each of a loved

part of the great American story and

when crisis hits we don't turn against

each other now we listen to each other

we lean on each other because we are

always stronger together

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and I am here tonight because I know

that that is the kind of president that

Hillary Clinton will be and that's why

in this election

I'm with her

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you see Hilary understands that the

president is about one thing and one

thing only it's about leaving something

better for our kids that's how we've

always moved this country forward by all

of us coming together on behalf of our

children folks who volunteer to coach

that team to teach that Sunday school

class because they know it takes a

village

heroes of every color and Creed who wear

the uniform and risk their lives to keep

passing down those blessings of liberty

police officers and the protesters in

Dallas who all desperately want to keep

our children safe people who lined up in

Orlando to donate blood because it could

have been their son their daughter in

that club

leaders like Tim Kaine

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whose show who show our kids what

decency and devotion look like leaders

like Hillary Clinton who has the guts

and the grace to keep coming back and

putting those cracks in that highest and

hardest glass ceiling and so she finally

breaks through lifting all of us along

with her that is the story of this

country the story that has brought me to

the stage tonight the story of

generations of people who felt the lash

of bondage the shame of servitude the

sting of segregation but who kept on

striving and hoping and doing what

needed to be done so that's a day I wake

up every morning in a house that was

built by slaves

and and I watch my daughter's too

beautiful intelligent black young women

playing with their dogs on the White

House lawn

envy and because of Hillary Clinton my

daughters and all our sons and daughters

now take for granted that a woman can be

President of the United States

so look

so don't let anyone ever tell you that

this country isn't great that somehow we

need to make it bring it again because

this right now

is the greatest country on Earth

and as my my daughter's prepare to set

out into the world

I want a leader who is worthy of that

truth a leader who is worthy of my

girl's promise and all our kids promise

a leader who will be guided everyday by

the love and hope and impossibly big

dreams that we all have for our children

so in this election we cannot sit back

and hope that everything works out for

the best we cannot afford to be tired or

frustrated or cynical now hear me

between now and November we need to do

what we did eight years ago and four

years ago

we need to knock on every door we need

to get out every vote we need to pour

every last ounce of our passion and our

strength and our love for this country

into a lefting Hillary Clinton as

president of the United States of

America so let's get to work thank you

all we got

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