In one of the last major speeches of his presidency, Obama strongly endorsed Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president, saying "there has never been a man or woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton. Not me, not Bill, nobody!"  Obama contrasted his and Clinton's hopeful view of America with that of Trump, which he called "deeply pessimistic."  Obama argued that Trump is unqualified for the office, and is attempting to use fear to get elected.  Michael Grunwald of Politico called it a "stirring but fundamentally defensive speech."  Conservative blogger Erick Erickson tweeted "I disagree with the President on so much policy and his agenda, but appreciate the hope and optimism in this speech."  After the speech, Clinton appeared on the stage for the first time in the convention, embracing her 2008 primary rival.