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Barack Obama at the DNC 2016: His best lines

President Barack Obama received a loud welcome on the third night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He spoke passionately about his optimism for America's future, and told the crowd why he supports Hillary Clinton.

And in typical Obama fashion, he also slid in a few jokes and memorable quotes. Here are a few of his best.

'Don't boo. Vote.'

After his first mention of GOP nominee Donald
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After his first mention of GOP nominee Donald Trump, the crowd started to boo, and Obama responded, "Don't boo. Vote."

'I hope you don’t mind, Bill'

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"There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill -- nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States," Obama said.

"I hope you don't mind, Bill," he added, nodding toward former President Clinton, who smiled from the audience. "I was just telling the truth."

'Just like Ginger Rogers, it was backwards, in heels'

Obama reminisced about running against Hillary Clinton in
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Obama reminisced about running against Hillary Clinton in 2008, saying every time he thought he was ahead, "Hillary came back stronger."

"Let me tell you, it was tough," he said. "I was worn out. She was doing everything I was doing, but, just like Ginger Rogers, it was backwards, in heels."

'I don’t know if they had their birth certificates'

The president spoke briefly about his grandparents from
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The president spoke briefly about his grandparents from Kansas. "They came from the heartland," he said. "Their ancestors began settling there about 200 years ago."

Then, jokingly, he added, "I don't know if they had their birth certificates, but they were there."

'Democracy isn’t a spectator sport'

Obama told viewers that even if they don't
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Obama told viewers that even if they don't agree with Hillary Clinton on all the issues, they "can't afford to stay home." He said Clinton was the type of citizen Teddy Roosevelt once described as someone who doesn't sit on the sidelines, but "is actually in the arena."

"You've got to get in the arena with her, because democracy isn't a spectator sport," he said.

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