DNC Confidential: When Bill hugged Barack

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Former president Bill Clinton hugs President Obama after his speech at the DNC on Thursday.

So how do you cap off a speech so well-received that it even drew praise from a former Mitt Romney adviser?

You bring out Barack. Of course. And you bring the house down. Even harder.

The only U.S. presidents you'll find at a political convention this year, sharing the stage, clutching some suit jacket, giving bro-slaps on the back.

We were inside Time Warner Arena for Clinton's speech and the big moment when President Obama emerged onto the stage to greet 42.

For those inside the building, it was a pretty tremendous experience. For those not in the building, well, hopefully the videos below convey the burst of energy that shot through it.

And admittedly it really isn't the greatest quality video. It was shot with a smartphone from a 3rd-level skybox. But for those who want to know what it felt like to be there when Bill hugged Barack, well, consider this your all-access video pass.

 

Jonathan Anker is covering the DNC from Charlotte. Follow him on Twitter @JonFromHLN

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