Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Clinton promises 'clear-eyed' vision for US

Jan Ortega | 01 August, 2016, 02:10

In the biggest speech of her quarter century in politics, Clinton formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday at the convention in Philadelphia. For all Americans together. "They should set off alarm bells". "I believe America thrives when the middle class thrives". "Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country". Everybody can't be a William Jennings Bryan, the Democratic populist member of Congress from Nebraska, who gave us the immortal, "you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold".

She touched on the professional points in her life that connect with who she is now, and why she got into public service.

That is why every missed opportunity is a small tragedy in this Campaign of the Century. "What we heard in Cleveland last week wasn't particularly Republican - and it sure wasn't conservative".

Jackie Baumgardner, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a Democrat who volunteered to help delegates with disabilities, said, "I think we were all lifted up tonight and we're going to work to get her elected".

Over the course of her almost 60-minute speech, the former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State, cast the election as a profound choice between Trump's pessimism and a more forward-looking vision.

She received a further assist from her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, who introduced her mother.

An eight-minute biography video showed the candidate speaking about her childhood and her mother, Dorothy, who was abandoned at the age of four and forced to survive adolescence on her own.

"Hello everyone. I'm Michael Jordan and I'm here with Hillary", said National Basketball Association legend and Clinton supporter Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Thursday evening as he introduced himself to the convention on the final night. Nor will more stories that make her seem warm and fuzzy. Senator Claire McCaskill said Clinton phoned her after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"She told me how badly she wanted to go to school - it just didn't seem possible". Now the first woman nominated for president is partly premising her campaign on the idea that her male opponent is too affected by his moods and his whims to ever be handed the nuclear codes. "It became clear to me that simply caring is not enough".

Mr Trump, who served as host of the television reality game show Celebrity Apprentice, had promised to bring showbiz glamour and surprises to the convention. Thursday night, as she stood on that sky blue stage in her pearl white pantsuit, you could imagine her in the ring with Trump. "The service part always comes easier to me than the public part", she said.

For another, the over-the-top descriptions were silly exaggerations, which is a very odd way to get people to trust someone they consider a liar - by telling more lies about them. "You might have noticed, I love talking about mine".

Today's Democratic Party bears nearly no resemblance to the one Bill Clinton transformed in 1992, and indeed in today's light, which shines disapprovingly on Wall Street and the bond market that Clinton embraced and the trade deals that Clinton won, both Clinton and the profile of his 1990s party have the musty look of antiques - beloved old artifacts, to be sure, but moldy reminders of faded glories and long-ago triumphs.

She walked a fine line, trying to maintain an optimistic tone and arguing that, contra Trump, America is already great, while also acknowledging the frustrations that fueled Sanders and Trump in the primaries. The duo vowed that their policies would would create jobs and raise wages as they cast Trump as a "You're Fired" president.

"I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out", she said thus vehemently opposing the move of the rival Trump campaign to deport illegal immigrants. "Your cause is our cause".

Elaine Gelb, a real estate manager from Philadelphia, said although she didn't view Kaine as an "exciting" pick, the senator appeared to be a good match and political partner for Clinton. "He wants to divide us - from the rest of the world, and from each other". In his address to the Republican National Convention, Flynn doubled down on Trump's portrayal of Clinton as unqualified to be president.

Speaker after speaker cast Trump as intolerant, inexperienced and unsafe, including the Pakistani-immigrant father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq, who waved the Constitution and remarked that Trump "has sacrificed nothing".

"Our country's motto is e pluribus unum: out of many, we are one", Clinton said.

Clinton, 68, vying to be the first woman elected president in USA history, made a convincing argument that she can bring about change while representing the legacy of Obama, who is nearing the end of his second four-year term with high approval ratings.

Recommended

loading...
  • "The Bachelorette" Recap: JoJo Picks Her Final Two

    Thankfully, by the time JoJo wakes up the next day in Thailand, she's feeling confident in the three relationships she has left. Johnson added that his experience on the show didn't change his views on himself, others or dating in general.

    Chelsea Clinton will testify to her mother's credentials

    But on Tuesday night, he hinted, just barely, that Clinton perhaps is finally getting her part of the deal. Hillary Clinton's election would give the USA its first female commander in chief.
    WWE Universal Title Match Announced for SummerSlam

    WWE Universal Title Match Announced for SummerSlam

    I'm betting on a double pin or a double count, leading to either a Last Man Standing or Steel Cage match next month. I had talked before about how I didn't want them to call up Balor for the sake of him coming up.
  • Matt Damon on possibility of more Jason Bourne films

    With Damon returning to the role that made him an global star you would expect a film that delivers the promised goods. Tensions heat up when the newest Treadstone program (aka Iron Hand) asset is activated to come after Jason Bourne .
    All About Michelle Obama's Blue DNC Dress

    All About Michelle Obama's Blue DNC Dress

    She proudly stepped up to serve our country once again as secretary of state, travelling the globe to keep our kids safe. Had there been an alien body-snatching going on?' One thing I can promise you: "Michelle will not run for office".
    Trump dodges question on whether Ailes is advising his campaign

    Trump dodges question on whether Ailes is advising his campaign

    A former consultant to Republican presidents, Ailes, 76, had been a key figure in the media empire and a longtime Murdoch ally. Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years.
  • Microsoft's Deadline for Free Windows 10 Upgrade Is Here

    Microsoft's Deadline for Free Windows 10 Upgrade Is Here

    Microsoft launched Windows 10 exactly a year ago for desktops, laptops , smartphones, tablets, HoloLens and Xbox gaming consoles. A Californian woman successfully sued the firm after she claimed that an automatic Windows 10 update left her computer unusable.
    Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

    Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

    And while Rhodes is heading to her sixth Olympics she is not even entertaining the thought of when she will call it a career. Kustov's place in the men's event passes to a Latvian athlete, while Frolov had only been entered for Rio as a reserve.
    Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims in HOF speech

    Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims in HOF speech

    Unfortunately it came at my expense when you robbed me on a ball in the gap in the instructional league early in our careers. Take into account that he is sixth all time in career home runs and the injuries surely had an effect on his body.
  • Atlanta Weighs in on the Killing of 3 Baton Rouge Police Officers

    Atlanta Weighs in on the Killing of 3 Baton Rouge Police Officers

    The officers had been ambushed by 29-year-old Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri, who was shot dead by a SWAT officer. Relatives took seats on the front row in a crowd of hundreds gathered outside Healing Place Church Monday night.
    Mila Kunis' Wedding Band Cost How Much?

    Mila Kunis' Wedding Band Cost How Much?

    Once the series ended, she and Kutcher kept in touch via AOL Instant Messenger, but had always remained just friends. The actual engagement ring Kutcher bought her is bigger and more expensive, but the actress said rarely wears it.
    Afghan civilian casualties increase in 2016

    Afghan civilian casualties increase in 2016

    Between January and June 2016, UNAMA'S Human Rights team documented 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 injured civilians. At least 111 civilians , 85 of them women or children, were killed or wounded by Afghan helicopters and warplanes.

Athletes in Rio Olympics' refugee team luckier than many Athletes in Rio Olympics' refugee team luckier than many And when the Olympic torch relay reached the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro , it found its path disrupted by striking teachers. Some scientists now predict that during the entire Olympic period, perhaps two dozen people will be infected, maximum.

Brewers trade Lucroy to Indians The Tigers system has been worn thin over the years as they've continually dipped into the system to acquire major league talent. All this comes after the Indians added All-Star reliever Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees in a separate deal.

Promoting national unity, Hillary Clinton also seeks to build trust There were a number of remarkable political speakers at the Democratic National Convention, and a lot of them were civilians. Clinton said that America has to bridge the divides in this country in regards to guns, race and religion.

This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton - corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes. Top Republicans, Democrats, supporters and opponents all took to social media after the speech.

Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership She said she was happy for boys and men, too, because when a barrier falls, it clears the way for all. "They keep screaming. However, one Gallup poll found her to be the country's most admired woman.

Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll Khan: "Trump, have you even read the United States constitution?" Clinton cited President Franklin D. And she has the endorsement of her primary opponent.

How did Hillary Clinton do? Pundits react to her speech How did Hillary Clinton do? Pundits react to her speech Campaign manager Paul Manafort charged that those problems have only been exacerbated by President Obama and Clinton's leadership. I desperately want her to persuade enough Americans that she can be a credible and competent president.

Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination Donald Trump was squarely in her sights as Ms Clinton stated: "Don't believe anyone who says I alone can fix it". Chelsea Clinton painted a very tender, very human portrait of her mother, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

China asks Vietnam to investigate defaced passport China asks Vietnam to investigate defaced passport The video , displayed high above 2 Times Square, showcases the beauty of South China Sea and the Nanhai Zhudao. But the South China Sea's "Dragon Hole" is not the deepest sinkhole recently found in China.

Bernie Sanders: Bigotry central theme of Trump campaign Clinton addressed the convention via satellite from NY and insisted that her victory truly belonged to her supporters. Actress Elizabeth Banks hosted the night and gave an unforgettable entrance depicting Donald Trump's at the RNC.

Russia's fencing team cleared to compete at Rio Olympics Russian Federation has the option of forming a men's four team from the six who have been given the green light to compete. The general director of the state-owned Channel One, Konstantin Ernst, would also sit on the committee.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes on watching "Bachelorette" Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes on watching Jordan told JoJo during hometowns that the brothers' relationship is " complicated " and "not a topic" that's up for discussion. Not surprisingly, the two-time NFL MVP claimed to have little knowledge of his brother's quest for the heart of JoJo Fletcher.

Brit Froome wins third Tour de France title Brit Froome wins third Tour de France title The 2016 Vuelta begins in Ourense, north west Spain, on August 20, 10 days after the Olympic time-trial takes place. The Kenyan-born rider previously won the 2013 and 2015 editions of the world's biggest annual sporting event.

Trump's new derisive nickname for Clinton _ 'Rotten' Clinton criticized Trump for his past remarks in expressing support for Russian leader Vladimir Putin. There's no way of predicting whether a bounce will last after the post-convention glow wears off.

Sanders Will Nominate Clinton Ahead Of DNC Roll Call Sanders Will Nominate Clinton Ahead Of DNC Roll Call Senator Ted Cruz, very publicly did not endorse Trump and a slew of party notables stayed away, such as former President George W. The effort to unite the warring factions of the party was left to Sanders, the night's final speaker, and he did not disappoint.