The guy POTUS called first

President Barack Obama embraces former President Bill Clinton onstage after Clinton nominated Obama for re-election during the second session of Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., September 5. (Photo: Reuters/Larry Downing)

Last night Chris Matthews was visibly upset after President Obama’s victory speech because he felt the POTUS fell short in thanking the people who helped get him there.  What Matthews did not know was the actual scenario that played out hours before the President’s speech:

MSNBC Staff

After winning a second term, President Obama placed a call to one of his biggest supporters and most high-profile surrogates this election cycle: former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton was the first person the president called after he received a concession call from Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a campaign official told NBC News.

Clinton, whose wife Hillary Clinton ran against Obama in 2008, stumped aggressively and frequently for the president in 2012. He delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention in August that many said provided a jolt to the Obama campaign as a whole.