Bill Clinton recalled his history with Hillary Clinton.
During the second night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the former president made the case as to why his wife should be the next president of the United States.
Clinton began his speech by reflecting on the moment he first met his wife, who became the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major political party on Tuesday night.
“In the spring of 1971, I met a girl…The first time I saw her we were, appropriately enough, in a class on political and civil rights. She exuded this sense of strength,” the former president explained to the Philadelphia crowd, according to E! News.
He then revealed that it took him three times to get the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee to finally agree to marry him.
“The third time was the charm. I married my best friend. I was still in awe after more than four years of being around her of how strong and smart and loving and caring she was,” Clinton stated.
He later went on to list all of his wife’s greatest achievements, which he said made her “the best darn change maker” he has ever known.
Clinton’s speech was well-received by viewers from all over the world. One reason the former president received so much praise for his nearly hour-long speech may be due to the softer image he painted of his wife. At times, Clinton’s wife has faced negative public opinions about herself, including issues of dishonesty and untrustworthiness, but his speech proved that there is a much softer side to her than most people know.