Daily Report for Executives provides in-depth coverage of unfolding legislative, regulatory, and judicial news from the nation’s capital, the states, and around the world. This daily news service...
By Cheryl Bolen
July 26 — President Barack Obama on July 27 will talk about how far the country has progressed over the last eight years when he addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, a White House spokesman said.
The speech will mark the 12th anniversary of then-Senate-candidate Obama's speech to the DNC in Boston, where he was introduced to the national stage, said Eric Schultz, deputy press secretary at the White House.
“I think it's a good bet that he'll reflect on that,” Schultz said.
Importantly, the president will talk about what the American people have achieved over the past eight years in coming back from the brink of an economic collapse, he said.
Obama is still working on the speech, and changes are still being made, Schultz said.
But the speech will be a reflection on the president's past eight years in office and what the American people have gone through over the past eight years, Schultz said.
“Their grit, their ingenuity [and] their determination to come back from a very different place than we were in 2009 when this president took office,” he said.
It is likely the president will mention health care costs, which are growing at the lowest rate in decades, that more Americans are graduating high school than ever before and the longest stretch of private sector job growth in the nation's history, Schultz said.
Obama also has been candid over the past few weeks about why he thinks electing the Republican nominee is a risky path for the U.S., Schultz said.
“But I would suggest to you that I think tomorrow night's speech will much more focus on how Secretary Clinton has the judgment, the toughness, and the intellect to succeed him in the Oval Office,” he said.
Lastly, the president is likely to talk about “who we are as a country,” that people are better united than divided, and better together than apart, Schultz said.
To contact the reporter on this story: Cheryl Bolen in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Heather Rothman at email@example.com
Copyright © 2016 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)