Hillary Clinton delivered an outstanding acceptance speech that made Donald Trump look like a rambling, insane, unqualified fool.
Clinton thanked her supporters for a remarkable week. She said we’ve heard of the man from Hope, and the man of hope.
She also thanked Bernie Sanders and said to his supporters that they have been heard and that their cause is our cause. Of the platform, she said, “We wrote together. Now let’s go out and make it happen together.”
Hillary Clinton made the connection between the founders and today, “America is once again at a moment of reckoning. Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders there are no guarantees. It’s truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together.”
Clinton took on Trump and said that he wants to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other. She accused Trump of taking the Republican Party from Morning in America to midnight in America and quoted FDR’s fear itself quote.
Former Sec. Clinton took apart Trump’s claim that he alone can fix what is wrong in America:
And most of all, don’t believe anyone who says: “I alone can fix it.”
Those were actually Donald Trump’s words in Cleveland.
And they should set off alarm bells for all of us.
I alone can fix it?
Isn’t he forgetting?
Troops on the front lines.
Police officers and fire fighters who run toward danger.
Doctors and nurses who care for us.
Teachers who change lives.
Entrepreneurs who see possibilities in every problem.
Mothers who lost children to violence and are building a movement to keep other kids safe.
He’s forgetting every last one of us.
Americans don’t say: “I alone can fix it.”
We say: “We’ll fix it together.”
Remember: Our Founders fought a revolution and wrote a Constitution so America would never be a nation where one person had all the power.
In a home run speech, where the measured tone was an intentional contrast to Donald Trump’s relentless shrill screaming for seventy plus minutes in Cleveland.
Clinton told America not only what she will do if elected. She explained what motivates her and what makes her tick.
One of the lessons that Hillary Clinton appeared to learn from the Democratic primary is that younger voters don’t know her as well as older generations.
Former Sec. Clinton directly took on Trump’s sales pitch:
That sales pitch he’s making to be your president? Put your faith in him – and you’ll win big? That’s the same sales pitch he made to all those small businesses. Then Trump walked away, and left working people holding the bag.
He also talks a big game about putting America First. Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado.
Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin.
Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again – well, he could start by actually making things in America again.
Hillary Clinton didn’t give a policy speech. She delivered a speech that looked into the heart of America and saw hope, greatness, and promise. Clinton’s speech was not negative. Everything from her white wardrobe to her message was the opposite of Trump’s vision of the US.
The Democratic nominee wasn’t Bill Clinton. She wasn’t Barack Obama. The Democratic nominee was uniquely Hillary Clinton.
Clinton didn’t just make history. She showed America that she is a person who sees all America and is ready to pick up the baton from President Obama and keep America great.
Donald Trump looked like an insane lunatic in Cleveland, while Hillary Clinton looked, sounded, and acted like a president as she accepted the Democratic nomination.
Clinton reached her own level of greatness in Philadelphia and delivered the kind of speech that wins the White House.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association