Democrats Putting Shaky Convention Start Behind Them

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As the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia kicks off Tuesday, party officials are hoping for more of the good vibes that resulted from the day one speeches given by New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and first lady Michelle Obama.

What they don't want — or need — is a repeat of the anti-Hillary Clinton barbs and boos that traveled throughout the Wells Fargo Center that emanated from supporters of Bernie Sanders who still refuse to embrace the former secretary of state.

That's important — both from simply an aesthetic view and a realistic one — because the roll call to officially nominate Clinton for president is scheduled for Tuesday.

"This election — every election — is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives," Obama said during her rousing, keynote-worthy address. "And 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."

As the crowd roared and finally displayed the sense of unity the Democrats had hoped for coming into this crucial convention, Obama said the party and the country are always "stronger together," and she said she wants a president "who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters."

"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," Obama said.

The first lady underscored her support for Clinton and what she said was a factor that should not be overlooked: Clinton's status as the first female nominee of a major American political party.

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