Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton to the Democratic presidential nomination eight years ago with the help of his charm and vitality, and on Tuesday he demonstrated how he plans to harness those gifts to help his former opponent get elected, NBC News reported.
The former secretary of state and first lady, who came to elected politics late in life, has acknowledged in the past that she's not a "natural politician" like Obama or her husband. It showed when juxtaposed back-to-back with Obama: she didn't stray far from her stump speech, while Obama copped to enjoying himself too much and stayed in constant dialogue with an enthralled crowd.
"I'm fired up. Hillary's got me fired up," Obama said in full campaign mode — jacket off, sleeves rolled up.
But he delivered on what Clinton's campaign needed him to do: leverage his unique experience to vouch for Clinton. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton," he said. "Ever."