Thursday, July 28, 2016

How Hillary blew her big moment

Well, Hillary Clinton took the stage after four days of Democratic triumph — the party staged what was even to these conservative eyes and ears the best, tightest, most interesting convention of our time — and pretty much stunk up the joint.

Her speech was a Jell-O mold of a sort my Aunt Millie used to make — blandly gelatinous in flavor and texture with little pieces of boilerplate left-liberal policy suspended in it like peach chunks from a three-week-old can. I can’t think of another one of these events when the presidential candidate’s acceptance address ended up solidly in the running for the more-than-dubious honor of being the worst speech of the convention.

I’d quote the bad parts, but since it was almost all bad parts I couldn’t decide which one. I’d even quote the good lines to be fair, only there weren’t any....

For all those who want to dismiss my words here as the dishonest rantings of a right-winger who dislikes Hillary, let me assure you that I dislike Barack Obama a lot more, but as I said yesterday in these pages, I thought his speech was magnificent. If Hillary had been good I would say so. But she wasn’t good. She was kind of the opposite of good.

What’s more, I’m pretty sure that if you watched it and you’re honest with yourself, you know it, too....

Donald Trump's campaign fired away at Hillary Clinton on Thursday minutes after she accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in a speech that contained several carefully crafted jabs at the Republican presidential nominee.

"Hillary Clinton's speech was an insulting collection of cliches and recycled rhetoric," Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said in a statement. "She spent the entire evening talking down to the American people she's looked down on her whole life.'"