"She never made fun of people with disabilities; she tried to empower them based on their abilities", the former president said.
"It just seems so appropriate this week", said Mason.
The protestors "realize if they're outlandish, the media will cover them", Betras said.
She talked of the importance of her nomination to young women and girls.
Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history.
Women have tried before. He closed this section of the speech saying, "Good for you because earlier today you nominated the real one".
The 45-minute speech was as much Mr Clinton playing "First Gentleman" - reprising the role of character witness played by so many aspiring first ladies at conventions past - as Mr Clinton the political "big dog". She emerged with a total of 2,842 votes to Sanders' 1,865.
Clinton, who spoke in support of his wife, Hillary, the newly anointed Democratic nominee for president, started his speech on a personal note. Clinton did the same in 2008 in support of her then-rival, Obama. WATCH: HB2 ON THE MINDS OF MANY AT THE DNCMartha McKenna, a Clinton delegate from Maryland, said the night felt like a celebration for Sanders' campaign as well as Clinton's. One is real. The other is made up.
"As a father of a daughter and a grandfather of a granddaughter, knowing that my daughter and my granddaughter will grow up in a country where that barrier has been broken is something that's not just history for our nation but it's personal", Kildee said.
The historical moment came late.
He described their courtship, his marriage proposals (she accepted the third time), and raising a family.
The former president said during his keynote speech Tuesday that his wife is "always making things better", and that "she's a change-maker".
She will take on Donald Trump, who won the Republican nomination a week ago.
But it was a speech by Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar that got to the heart of the matter. A leader who knows we are all more secure when women have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their strides strong. Some people want to rant, but Hillary Clinton wants to get results.
"I followed her out, intending to introduce myself. It really took off when I met and fell in love with that girl in the spring of 1971", he said. President Clinton complicated the email controversy last month when he met privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the midst of the FBI investigation.
"I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States", Sanders told thousands of delegates in the Wells Fargo Centre, which erupted in cheers.
"Something happened here tonight".
He offered nostalgia for his own presidency, in an obvious appeal to white voters who have been flocking to the GOP and Trump.