Pehaps playing on the Democratic National Convention’s theme of passing the torch and looking to the future, former President Bill Clinton took the stage here to his theme song “Don’t Stop.”
The lyrics, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow” filled the Pepsi Center as delegates cheered loudly for the last Democrat elected president.
While Clinton put the Fleetwood Mac classic in heavy rotation during his 1992 run for president, his following speech seemed to be more about “tomorrow” — he opened his speech saying, “I am honored to be here tonight to support Barack Obama.”
Although throughout the speech Clinton referred to many of the same economic issues he hit on in his campaign for president and harkened back to some of the obstacles he faced in 1992. “Together, we prevailed in a campaign in which the Republicans said I was too young and inexperienced,” Clinton said. “Sound familiar?”
So which was it: “Don’t Stop” in a nod to the Democrats’ past, future, or both? What do you think?
— Tom LoBianco, Maryland political reporter, The Washington Times