Former New York City Mayor and Independent Michael Bloomberg appealed to Republicans and centrists to back Hillary Clinton in his speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. "Whatever our disagreements may be, we must put them aside for the good of our country," Bloomberg said, calling Clinton "the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue."
While Bloomberg said he, too, knows "what it's like to have neither party represent my views or values" and certainly didn't shy away from acknowledging his disagreements with Clinton, he said what is most important is electing a "sane, competent person."
"Join with me not out of party loyalty but out of love of country," Bloomberg said.
Vice President Joe Biden is confident that the United States is on the right path, but the "threats are too great" and the "times are too uncertain" for Donald Trump to ever come close to the Oval Office.
"His cynicism is unbounded and his lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in a phrase I suspect he is most proud of making famous: 'You're fired,'" Biden said.
In a speech Wednesday before the Democratic National Convention, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg repeatedly insinuated that Democrats have some bad ideas, saying "I don't believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership I look at the candidate, not the party label."
The idea, presumably, is to get some crossover support from Republicans disgusted by Donald Trump.
Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta fought through chants from protesters to take down Donald Trump in his Wednesday night address to the Democratic National Convention. As the crowd chanted "No more war," Panetta made the case for why — especially now, as America "faces flashpoints and threats from around the globe" — Trump cannot become the next commander-in-chief.