"Democracy does not have to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest." — former President Bill Clinton, nominating incumbent Barack Obama for a second term as he tried to emphasize the theme of collaboration in a political speech casting Democrats as less confrontational than their GOP foes.
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