President Obama and Vice President Biden both paid homage to their wives during their respective speeches at the Democratic National Convention. Obama and Biden credited the First and Second Lady for their success and helping to make making them better people and leaders.
Within minutes of his speech Wednesday night at the convention, Obama praised his family:
Vice President Biden paid tribute to his wife, Jill Biden, in an emotional speech and said that he “married way up.”
Biden spoke candidly about losing his son, Beau, who died on May 30, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer, but he was “made strong” by the support of his wife, Jill.
Obama and Biden’s exaltation of their wives paved the way for their dynamic endorsements of Hillary Clinton. President Obama received a rousing ovation when he exclaimed, “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America.” Both men applauded her expertise as a mother, grandmother, and politician. Obama said:
Biden continued in his speech: