U.S. President Barack Obama says there's only one candidate in the 2016 race devoted to America's future, and that's ''the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama declared Hillary Clinton the on candidate capable of making America "stronger together" and the next president of the United States during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday. "There's only one candidate in this race who believes in that future, has devoted her life to that future, a mother and a grandmother who would do anything to make our children thrive... and that's the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton," Obama said. Hillary Clinton made history when she secured the Democratic party's nomination on Tuesday. When she formally accepts it on Thursday, she will become the Democratic standard-bearer against Republican nominee Trump in the Nov. 8 election. Democrats have buttressed Clinton with a star gathering of current and past party notables. By contrast, many prominent Republicans were absent from the party convention that nominated Trump for the White House last week. Clinton waged another hard-fought primary battle this year, beating off an unexpectedly strong challenge from the left by Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont. Other speakers on Wednesday will include Clinton's vice presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, Vice President Joe Biden, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Leon Panetta, a former defense secretary and CIA director.