So here we are – Tuesday morning and no problem with the Bernie supporters.
Monday evening there seemed to be lots for Hillary Clinton to worry about. But by the time Michelle finished it was a united convention.
Michelle gave one of the best convention speeches that I have ever heard. It was better than any of the speeches I have heard First Lady Obama give in 8 years. It was actually better than any of the speeches I recall Hillary giving as first lady.
Her smack down of Trump was actually cleverly disguised as what the Obamas have told their daughters on dealing with some of their classmates: “When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”
Her gentle little stab at Sanders-Weaver-driven magical thinking was disguised as praise of Hillary from 2008: “And when she didn’t win the nomination eight years ago, she didn’t get angry or disillusioned.”
“There were plenty of moments when Hillary could have decided that this work was too hard, that the price of public service was too high, that she was tired of being picked apart for how she looks or how she talks or even how she laughs. But here’s the thing. What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life.”
Then there was the line about waking up every morning “in a house built by slaves.”; a stunning sentence in a convention speech. It may seem too negative to say about America, but it was actually praise for the country and the millions who’ve work to change the country for the better. I loved every minute of it.