When asked about the mother of a State Department official killed in Benghazi, Libya, who blamed Clinton for her son’s death, Clinton said her “heart goes out” to the families and that she didn’t “hold any ill feeling for someone” who has lost a child and recalls events differently. “She said that what anxious President (John) Kennedy during that very risky 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”.
On Thursday night, Clinton tried to project optimism and patriotism in her speech – presumably an attempt to contrast with Trump’s darker convention address from the week before.
While her speech lacked the electrifying qualities of President Barack Obama and a parade of other prominent Democratic speakers, Clinton spoke authoritatively and with self-assurance in her pitch to the American public.
“I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans, and independents”, she added. For the struggling, the striving, and the successful.
Indian-Americans are “sleeping giants” and can make a “significant difference” in helping first ever woman United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton break the ultimate glass ceiling, according to her Indian-origin supporters.
And she’s ready to cut the cord and govern for average people.
And 82% of those CNN polled said Clinton’s policies would move the country in the right direction. “Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart”, she said. “We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have”. Democrats invoked fear in a much less complicated way: How scary it would be to have Donald Trump in the White House.
“She was inspiring and unifying to all of us”, she said in between taking photos on the convention floor.
Kaine was joined on stage his wife, Anne Holton, and Clinton by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Rocked by a series of scandals, she is now about as unpopular with voters as her Republican rival.
Her plan includes a $10 billion investment in manufacturing communities, including proposals to help them transition to science and technology trades.
But criticism of a man less popular even than she is not Clinton’s chief need for the next three and a half months. “He wants to divide us – from the rest of the world, and from each other”. Donald Trump’s not offering real change.
“I’ll tell you something else, [the Founders] also expected a kind of raucous debate in America”, Clinton said in apparent response to the protesters. Khizr Khan said, brandishing a copy to loud cheers.
Clinton also sought to portray Trump as deeply ignorant on foreign policy, mocking him for saying he knew more about the Islamic State group than USA generals.
Chicago Magazine associate editor Whet Moser tweeted back: “Sorry, it looked like you were done with it”. “He’s taken the Republican Party a long way… from “Morning in America” to “Midnight in America”, she said.
The start of the Democratic convention was overshadowed by the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who quit over leaked emails showing party officials favoured Clinton over her primary rival Bernie Sanders, a USA senator from Vermont.
This litany led to the mic-drop line of the night: “Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again”.