Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day Two With the Democrats and Bill Clinton

Clinton Hits A Home Run

Bill Clinton knocked the Republican Campaign into a cocked hat last night with a point by point refutation of its planks that was pure, vintage, brilliant Clinton.  He knocked it out of the park and it did my heart good to see him back.

 He was like a walking,talking  dynamic power point presentation.  Coming on top of  a bevy of dynamic Democratic women the likes of Elizabeth Warren and Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus,the Clinton speech galvanized not only everybody in the convention hall, but millions watching online or on TV around the world.

Clinton's speech showed again the contrast between the two parties.  Bill spoke about the issues, like a teacher.  He talked about disagreeing with the Republicans but not hating them.  He reminded us all how far to the right the Republican party has moved since his Presidency just by standing there and being himself.  He didn't have to say a word about Citizens United and Super Pacs.  He never mentioned  the handful of angry old white men who are pouring money into the Romney campaign,  He didn't have to.  We all thought of them ourselves while he was speakding..... that's the genius of Bill Clinton.

"If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility - a we're-all-in-this-together society - you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden."

Yes indeed, as Bill Clinton mesmerized us with words, we all remembered that this is the President who took office in a Republican created recession and who not only balanced the budget, but created a multi billion dollar government surplus which George Bush proceeded to squander on two unfunded wars and tax breaks for the very rich.  And most of us remembered, that this is the President that the Republicans impeached over  Monica Lewinsky (Monica who???)

Yup, Bill Clinton knocked it out of the park last night and all that remains is for Obama to hit his own home run tonight.  I have no doubt that he will do it, but it remains to be seen how those who don't really remember the Clinton years and those who are just sick of the political shenanigans of both parties will react. It's going to be close and it isn't over till it's over, no matter how far out of the park Bill Clinton hit that home run last night.

 Just in case you missed it last night, you can watch the full speech here. Check out the video below. You won't be sorry. It's Clinton at this best.

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