Former President Clinton buried reality star Donald Trump with a masterful convention speech that could have only been delivered by one of the all-time great American political stars.
The difference in focus between the Trump’s family’s canned praise of dear leader, and Bill Clinton’s emphasis on Hillary Clinton’s bio as a story about his lifetime of helping others was striking.
Former President Clinton was in first gentleman mode. The early part of Clinton’s speech was dedicated to offering something that all of the family speeches about Donald Trump at the Republican convention were missing. Bill Clinton told personal stories about his wife.
Clinton called the birth of his daughter the greatest moment of his life and said that he was convinced that his daughter had the best mother in the world.
Bill Clinton’s speech was a masterpiece that used Hillary Clinton’s own bio to weave a contrast with Donald Trump. Clinton remains a master storyteller, who can draw an audience in and captivate them. The packed crowd in the convention hall hung on his every word.
Clinton asked the audience how they squared what they saw at the Republican convention with what he just told them. He answered that you couldn’t because one is fantasy and one is real.
Former President Clinton called out Republicans for creating a cartoon alternative to run against, because their theory of government is that government couldn’t manage a two-car parade and a person who can get things done is a threat.
Bill Clinton buried Trump without ever saying his name, and he did with skill and style. There was nothing ugly or negative about his speech. Former President Clinton talked to America as only he can.
Clinton was brilliant and made Trump look like the pretender to the White House that he is.