11:21 PM: "She said that what worried president Kennedy during that very dangerous time was that a war might be started, not by big men with self control and restraint but by little men, the ones moved by fear and pride."
11:24 PM: "There is no other Donald Trump. This is It." (This is the thing virtually everyone talking about a pivot never got.)
11:27 PM: "Yes the world is watching."
11:35 PM: "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."
10:40 PM: "From Morning in America to Midnight in America."
An artful rebranding of FDR's immortal line.
(I thought Clinton started shaky but has quickly gotten her footing.)
(A more artful than I expected painting of the picture as Trump as potential strongman. Not the buzzwords, but sole power, leadership principle over democracy.)
11:01 PM: "I believe that our economy isn't working the way it should because our democracy isn't working the way it should."
(Going into this speech I didn't think Clinton needed to hit it out of the park. I thought she'd be unwise to try. That's not what people are looking for from her. I think she's giving just the speech she should. One thing I find notable is that I heard a lot of pundits say she would or would have to deal with the email issue - and in some fairly literal way. Perhaps something is still coming. But from a brief glance at her not being a natural politician, she hasn't touched it at all. It unapologetic, it's straightforward.)
I try to remain, if not immune, then at least at a distance from the heartstring pulling of political conventions. But the speech from Khizr Khan puts that effort to the limit. Past the limit.
Video after the jump ...
Let's be realistic. GOP intransigence on Obamacare is not going to evaporate. But Tierney Sneed reports from Philly on why health care advisers in the Clinton circle are optimistic there are avenues to advance reforms. Worth a read.
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