Bill Clinton Recalls the Moment He Fell in Love With Hillary Clinton During DNC Speech

Former President of the United States of America was the keynote speaker during the second day of festivities

By Lily Harrison Jul 27, 2016 3:19 AMTags
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Bill Clinton's speech during the second day of the Democratic National Convention was history in the making.

Tonight's address marked the tenth time—in consecutive years no less—that Clinton has spoken at a convention.

And while all eyes were on the former president during tonight's festivities at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the attention was on the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

The former president began his almost hour-long speech by recalling the very first time he saw his fellow classmate at Yale Law School.

"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."

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He explained how he was too nervous to introduce himself properly at first, but that it was Hillary who approached him at a later date in the university's library.

According to Bill, Hillary told him that day, "Look, if you're going to keep staring at me, and I'm staring back, we at least outta know each other's names."

"I was so impressed and surprised that would you believe it or not, momentarily I was speechless," he shared as the crowd cheered on.

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Bill went on to tell the story of how he proposed to Hillary not once, but two more times before she would finally accept.

"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," the former president told the excited audience before concluding on a final message to voters in the upcoming election.

"Hillary is uniquely qualified to seize the opportunity. She is still the best darn change maker I have ever known."

Moments later, after Meryl Streep's remarks and Alicia Keys' performance, Hillary appeared via satellite from New York and addressed the crowd.

"We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet," she proclaimed. "If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say that I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next."

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