Tonight President Obama will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention with one goal — convince voters to elect Hillary Clinton as his successor.
The stakes are high for the newly minted nominee, but they are arguably even higher for the incumbent president. A Clinton win means that his policy legacy is kept intact and there's a validation of his tenure in the White House.
President Obama likes to say he's run his last campaign. But he's determined to give Hillary Clinton a running start towards her own November election, mindful that much of his legacy depends on her crossing the finish line into the White House.
"I'm ready to pass the baton," Obama told supporters at a joint rally with Clinton in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month. "I know she can run that race: The race to create good jobs, and better schools, and safer streets, and a safer world."