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Tuesday Night DNC: Clinton Time

I just tuned on the TV for the first time today. I caught the last part of Madeline Albright and thought she was terrific. I purposely waited until certain mothers were finished.

Now it's time for Bill Clinton.

"In the spring of 1971, I met a girl."

Bill looks very healthy, rested and tan.

He met Hillary at law school and it took him a few days to talk do anything but stare at her. She finally came up to him and said, "I'm Hillary Rodham, who are you?"

"We've been walking and talking and laughing together ever since." Through good times and bad, joy and heartbreak. "We built up a lifetime of memories."

"Knowing her was one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me." [More....]

In 1975, "I married my best friend."
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    I am the 2nd biggest worrier (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by BackFromOhio on Tue Jul 26, 2016 at 09:58:23 PM EST
    -- was worried that Bill, in his ardor to see Hillary succeed, would not be able to do for her what he did for Pres Obama. Be he gave a wonderful and effective speech.

    Bill always comes through . . . (3.00 / 2) (#2)
    by JanaM on Tue Jul 26, 2016 at 10:02:29 PM EST
    doesn't he still have something like 110% approval rating?

    And now Meryl is firing everyone up.

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    Bill Clinton gave a marvelous speech. (5.00 / 5) (#3)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Jul 26, 2016 at 10:35:17 PM EST
    The media's all cluck-clucking about its supposed shortcomings, but hopefully they'll realize sometime before November that their increasingly vapid opinions don't mean squat.

    Andrea Mitchell was talking with Sen. Al Franken on the convention floor last night after last night's speeches, during an impromptu MSNBC roundtable with him and other reporters. For his part, Franken noted that not only was Trump was one of the original birthers, but also that he lied both about his "investigations in Hawaii" into Obama's birth certificate and later, about how he had witnessed thousands of Muslims dancing in America dancing after the 9/11 attacks.

    Mrs. Greenspan simply shrugged and offered her opinion that "facts don't seem to matter in this campaign." Whereupon Al Franken very politely admonished her and the other MSNBC reporters who were seated with them over that attitude:

    "I think they still matter. I think, at the end of the day, facts still matter. And you know? I would challenge you" -- as he pointed to the other reporters -- "all of you, to make them matter, and repeat them when there are lies. I would say that the media, you know, I used to write quaint books, called 'Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them,' and I think people think, 'wow, there used to be books about when people lied, and now no one cares.' You guys have kind of a job to do." (h/t to Frances Langum at C&L.)

    As did Sen. Franken last night, Bill Clinton pushed back hard tonight against the false narratives maligning his wife. Yes, facts really DO matter, and yes, people DO care about the truth. And further, members of the media really need to do a much better job in the future to set the record straight and not let such obvious falsehoods pass unchallenged.

    Aloha.

    Gabby Giffords (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by ruffian on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 07:22:20 PM EST
    Ok, I'm weeping.

    Nice Story (none / 0) (#4)
    by loyabol afran on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 05:13:39 AM EST
    Bill is lucky to have a wife like Hillary. But is Hillary lucky enough?

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    SPAM alert (none / 0) (#5)
    by Yman on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 09:16:25 AM EST
    n/t

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    SITE VIOLATOR (none / 0) (#6)
    by Peter G on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 10:31:36 AM EST
    A busy speech night this evening during primetime (none / 0) (#7)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 12:07:35 PM EST
    Michelle on Monday, Bill on Tuesday, and Biden, Obama and Kaine tonight.

    "In the spring of '71... (none / 0) (#8)
    by kdog on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 01:19:24 PM EST
    and '72, and '73, and '74, and '75, and '76 and...don't wanna talk about the fall of '95.

    Sorry I can't help myself, but in my defense, Bill threw a meatball! ;)

    I will start by saying I don't condone (5.00 / 7) (#9)
    by vml68 on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 02:12:41 PM EST
    what Bill did. But, I think the point of the speech was to highlight Hillary and what she has worked for her entire life and what she has accomplished thus far. Things that even those who are familiar with Hillary's history might be unaware. It was not to showcase Bill's failings as a husband of which we are all aware.

    Speaking for myself only, I saw a man who loves and admires his wife. Relationships are complicated, Mr K. Ones that have lasted 40+ years, even more so.

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    For sure... (none / 0) (#10)
    by kdog on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 02:30:33 PM EST
    and it's none of our business...I don't like the whole family angle of campaigns in general.  I don't care if your spouse is a saint or a louse, I don't care if your kid is a functional adult  or a homeless junkie...because that stuff is very complicated, and (again) none of our business.

    I care about what they will do if elected...full stop.  

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    And again (none / 0) (#14)
    by Towanda on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 06:49:18 PM EST
    kdog walks it back, after tossing it out there.

    That's what Trump does.  You can do better.

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    For sure... (none / 0) (#11)
    by kdog on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 02:35:18 PM EST
    and it's none of our business...I don't like the whole family angle of campaigns in general.  I don't care if your spouse is a saint or a louse, I don't care if your kid is a functional adult  or a homeless junkie...because that stuff is very complicated, and (again) none of our business.

    I care about what they will do if elected...full stop.  

    That being said...I can't let an opportunity to bust Bill's balls pass...it was a joke;)

    Parent

    dog, did you see what Robbie Robertson (none / 0) (#12)
    by jondee on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 04:31:28 PM EST
    said when they asked him about the Monica thing?

    "They have a saying down in Arkansas that eatin' ain't cheatin "

    He probably picked that one up from Ronnie Hawkins.

    Parent

    well-delivered speech (none / 0) (#13)
    by The Addams Family on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 04:58:18 PM EST
    but it sounded like an effort to get Hillary confirmed for secretary of HHS, not POTUS

    I actually did not know (none / 0) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 07:03:47 PM EST
    Donald wanted to arm teachers
    CNN
    Trump responded Sunday morning on Fox News with a muddled comment that seemed to both reject and reaffirm his support for arming teachers in classrooms.
    "I don't want to have guns in classrooms, although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly," he said.
    Trump conceded Monday to CNN that his proposal would introduce guns into schools, but rejected Clinton's description of his view.
    "The way she said it meant like every student should be sitting there carrying guns," Trump said. "If trained people had guns, you wouldn't have the carnage that you've had."
    "The problem with gun free zones is it's like offering up candy to bad people," he said Monday. "They hear gun free zones and they go in there with their guns blazing



    Angela Bassett (none / 0) (#16)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 07:11:14 PM EST
    Is 57

    And fabulous