The third night of the Democratic National Convention saw a sustained attack on Donald Trump by the major figures of the Democratic Party, but also of other reputable individuals.
Vice President Joe Biden was his usual rhetorical self, and Independent former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg made clear that not all billionaires are like Donald Trump, who he had to deal with on a regular basis for 12 years.
Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine showed that in many ways he is another Joe Biden, a caring, genuine, nice man who will make us comfortable that he is to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency.
And Barack Obama, as usual, showed his great charisma and speaking style, and made the case against Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton, and their embrace at the end of the speech was very touching.
Additionally, former CIA head Leon Panetta and Former NSA head Michael Hayden, in speeches at the convention, warned of the recklessness and lack of knowledge of Donald Trump, and over 60 Republican national security personnel and many military figures denounced him in recent days and weeks.
Tonight is Hillary Clinton’s night, her chance to make the case for her election, and the burden on her is great, as there has been much doubt and discord and cynicism about Hillary Clinton, due to the Email Controversy and other issues on her past voting record, and the work of the Clinton Foundation.
Hillary is far from perfect, but she is, as Barack Obama said, the most qualified person ever to be nominated for President, and the future of her Presidency is bright, that it would be a progressive one, more like Barack Obama, than her husband, Bill Clinton!
One of the highlights for me from the final night was the Muslim father blasting Trump. http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/07/28/3803235/muslim-soldier-trump-dnc/
Josh Barro, a senior editor at Business Insider had a great tweet about the convention: The DNC is co-opting Republican tropes while maintaining Democratic ones because there is now only one political party for grown-ups.
I’m wondering where I can get a number of copies of the Constitution that Mr. Khan presented. I can then leave them at the doorstep of anyone who dares put up a Trump sign in my neighborhood.
Really, really looking forward to the debates. Should crystallize the difference between Hillary and the Cheeto very clearly.
Bloomberg summed this election up perfectly with one sentence: “Together, let’s elect a sane, competent person.”
If Trump becomes President, policy issues will be the least of our problems. The primary issue in this election is Trump’s disqualifying lack of sanity and competence.
Southern Liberal, I like your idea ! LOL
And Pragmatic Progressive, Bloomberg is right!
Trump’s lunacy continues. He says he wanted to hit speakers who disparaged him.
He’s on right now making loony rantings. Claimed he had billions of people watching his speech. Actual ratings showed that he got 34 million and she got 33 million.
When you take all 4 nights combined, the Democrats had more overall viewers.
I bet 20 bucks that Trump skips the debates.
Trump’s BFF Putin did some more hacking. http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/politics/democratic-congressional-campaign-committee-hacked/index.html
Trump’s latest thing at his rallies is trashing fire marshals because they won’t let more people into the room where he’s speaking.
All he’s doing with his latest meltdown is validating ALL the points just made about him during the DNC.
They’re probably going to have to deny Trump National Security Briefings. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/could-candidate-donald-trump-be-denied-national-security-briefings-n619156
Daily Kos has some info about the ratings. People watching online and people watching PBS or C-Span aren’t included. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/7/29/1554266/-Headline-Trump-s-speech-outdraws-Hillary-s-But-check-those-cross-tabs
I guarantee you that liberals/progressives are more likely to watch PBS/C-Span than Republicans. If you factor in those channels, she probably beats him in ratings for her speech.
More of his meltdown this afternoon. http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/29/donald-trump-meltdown-mode-successful-democratic-convention.html
Giving him fake briefings sounds like a good idea.