By all accounts, Bill Clinton brought the house down in Charlotte, NC Wednesday night.
In a stirring, 48 minute speech making the case for his Democratic successor's reelection, the 42nd president of the United States delivered remarks praising President Barack Obama's performance thus far — and explaining why he deserves another four years in office.
Those viewing the convention at home, and on the Time Warner Cable Arena floor, went wild, tweeting their reactions to Bill's humorous, heartfelt missive. (The Washington Post totaled the tweets fired off during Clinton's speech, which lasted between 10:35 and 11:23 pm — a staggering 496,222.)
(President Obama will take the podium — and formally accept the Democratic party's nomination — on Thursday night, with Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and the Foo Fighters among the A-listers expected to be in attendance in Charlotte.)
Below, some enthusiastic reactions from famous folks, including Olivia Wilde, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson and more:
Bill, lookin good. #veganfox
Clinton was amazing tonight! Spoke the truth about our choice this election! #dnc2012
there was more specificity in bill clinton's speech tonight than in the entire three days of the RNC. so grateful for his intellect!
Clinton has the "Destruction! TERROR! And Mayhem!" part of LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" playing on a loop in his head.
That subtle throat-sob when Clinton said, "I love this country" = Hendrix setting his guitar on fire. #DNC
Bill Clinton has given one of the best speeches of his life. Great great speech. He just made the single BEST argument for Barack Obama.
I want a Bill Clinton backpack, a Bill Clinton lunchbox, Bill Clinton toothpaste, Bill Clinton curtains, and a Bill Clinton beach towel.
Some of y’all might want to #unfollow right now because I LOVED Bill Clinton’s speech!
I'm an emotional wreck right now. Way to inspire and reinvigorate, and DISMANTLE THE LIES! Bill. CLINTON #DNC2012
Bill Clinton's speech is fantastic. Passion, common sense, and straight talk! #DNC2012
Samuel L. Jackson
G Men lookin' Bad! Pres Clinton doin' his thing!! Telling' truths & exposing the Dark Side for what it is!!
Clinton has the unique ability to make a speech seem like an intimate convo with friends. The man cuda been emperor.
Okay. I'm convinced. I'm voting for Clinton.
Bill Clinton, I love you so much. Like crazy amounts of love.
Clinton is beasting on you fools. Then again, so is rationale, and facts, and decency, and our future.
Bill, u gangsta. u messy, but NOT wrong. #factcheckme
Ive always said that former Pres Bill Clinton is 1 of the greatest speakers of our time & he again proved it tonight. The man is brilliant.
"Poverty, discrimination & ignorance restrict growth." Preach, Bill!
Foster The People
I'm speechless over this speech. Take 50 mins and watch Clinton drop a #truthbomb #dnc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDhk3BHi6Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Republicans…it takes some balls to attack accuse a guy for doing what you did' president bill clinton…wow…pres. clinton is the best.
Bill Clinton…you are a truly wonderful speaker. You gots some brass 😉 #DNC2012
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