UPDATED 10:53 p.m. EDT — Former President Bill Clinton delivered a speech about his wife that provided an up close and personal look at her life and career, calling her "the best darn change maker I have ever met."
He went in chronological order, from when he first saw her in the Yale University law library to her historic presidential nomination Tuesday night.
Toward the end of his speech, he made an appeal to Muslims.
"I hope you'll elect her," he told the audience as his speech winded down. "The reason you should elect her is that in the greatest country on earth, we have always been about tomorrow."
With all eyes on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday will be an evening of the Clintons, both Bill and Hillary.
Former President Bill Clinton will address the convention likely after 9 p.m. EDT. A live stream of Bill Clinton’s remarks will be available here. Twitter will also stream the event as well C-SPAN and other major television networks.
Bill Clinton is likely to speak to his wife’s long commitment to public service as first lady, a senator from New York and as secretary of state under President Obama. Hillary Clinton has said she will rely on her husband’s expertise if she wins in November, shattering the classic role played traditionally by the president’s spouse.
“We’re going to put them all to work,” Hillary Clinton said on “60 Minutes” Sunday referencing her husband as well as President Barack Obama.
With Hillary Clinton likely to accept the presidential nomination from the Democratic Party Thursday, she would be the first woman to win a nomination from a major American political party. That would put her husband in a unique position as the country’s first gentleman or first dude or maybe we would even call him first laddie as he suggested to Scottish friends back in 2007, the Washington Post reported.
The Clinton’s have been a fixture of American politics for four decades experiencing many ups and downs. Bill Clinton served as president from 1993 to 2001 and his presidency was marked by his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The Clinton's first met at Yale Law School where they were both students. They married in 1975. Bill Clinton’s career came first when the couple moved back to Arkansas where he served as attorney general and governor.
“We were married a very long time when she was always, in effect, deferring to my political career,” Bill Clinton said last year, NBC News reported. “I told her when she got elected to the Senate from New York that she’d given me 26 years, and so I intended to give her 26 years.”