September 6th, 2012
02:57 PM ET

'OutFront' and Behind-the-Scenes at the Democratic National Convention

We go behind-the-scenes during the second full day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Tune to CNN at 7p ET for Erin Burnett and the CNN politics team's special coverage the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Analysis: Clinton speech hit Obama's marks

Wednesday's convention programming followed Tuesday's standard script: red meat for the base in the early hours, capped off with a slightly sweeter offering in prime time for independent consumption.

But there was nothing routine about Bill Clinton's speech. The 48-minute address - nearly 3,200 words of prepared text and a thousand more of classic Clinton riffs - checked off nearly every item on the Obama campaign's wish list:

• Appeal to the persuadable who cite bipartisanship as a key quality: Clinton praised Eisenhower. He quoted Reagan. He even got an arena-full of loyal Democrats to cheer George W. Bush.


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