Hillary Clinton makes history, accepts her party’s presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president last night. Considering how emotional this whole week has been, I don’t know what I was expecting, but I didn’t cry last night the same way I cried when all of the delegates made it official on Tuesday. Still, last night felt cathartic, emotional and historic. Hillary Clinton will never have the suave coolness of Barack Obama while speaking, and that’s okay. That felt like the point of Day 4: that Hillary is never going to be Obama, but she’s a pragmatist, a fighter, a workhorse and she will work for all of us (and do all of it in a glorious pantsuit). There was a lot of build-up to her speech, and there are several videos. First, here’s the Morgan Freeman-narrated, Shonda Rhimes-directed Hillary docu-video:

And here’s Chelsea Clinton providing the introduction for her mom. I honestly forgot what Chelsea’s voice sounds like because we so rarely hear her speak publicly. Everyone loved Chelsea’s book, film and TV references. Hillary and Chelsea are big Pride & Prejudice fans! I assume Chelsea was referencing the Colin Firth-led miniseries, because that was everything in the 1990s. I loved all of the dinosaur references too. Okay, I did tear up a little bit when Chelsea mentioned Hillary’s mother Dorothy, who passed away in 2011.

And here’s Hillary’s long-ass speech. I thought it was honestly one of her best speeches ever, at least in my opinion. She found her rhythm about 10-15 minutes in and the last 20 minutes were amazing.

Watching it live last night, I thought her strongest moments were her cogent, calm, intelligent takedowns of Donald Trump. The best quotes: “Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. He can start by actually making things in America again.” And: “America is great because it is good.” And: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons,” which, as far as I’m concerned, is the t-shirt. That’s the slogan. That’s the one-sentence reason for voting for Hillary Clinton. I also loved this: “To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws.”

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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  1. Lozface says:

    As an Australian, I really really wish I could vote in your election.

    Felt so inspired and I’m so proud to be a woman, today more than ever, thanks to Hillary.

    I have been chanting to myself all day: ‘if that means I’m playing the woman card, then deal me in’!

    Chelsea was wonderful too. I’m sure her parents are so incredibly proud. I loved her personal anecdotes of what her mum meant to her. A very special bond.

    #imwithher

    • jill. Not Hill. says:

      Don”t scatch beneath the surface then. It”ll be a real buzz kill.

      • Esmom says:

        Ok, lol.

      • Nina says:

        oh come on. this is a pro hillary site and trump supporters or bernie bros are not welcome.

      • Betsy says:

        @Esmom +1
        Jill. Not Hill, hmm? Someone just signed up to be negative.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I’ve met Jill. She’s a brilliant woman. I have even voted for her in at least one state election. But Jill can’t even win office here in her home state of Massachusetts. Her candidacy is not going anywhere.

      • Merritt says:

        Jill? Lol ok. I would never vote for Jill because she panders to anti-vaxxers.

    • Jayna says:

      I was very proud to be a woman last night , also. I would have loved to have been at this convention.

      I also loved that line Hillary said during her speech.

      • hmmm says:

        I cried. It’s taken so freaking long.

      • Ripley says:

        I honestly did not expect to be as emotional or as proud as I am. My husband doesn’t really understand, but fully supports me sitting our son down and explaining how huge this is.

    • Sarah says:

      @Nina, I guess I’m not welcome because I love everything Bernie stands for. Thanks for letting me know.
      In my 54 years, I’ve never seen Dems be so exclusive to other parts of the party as I’ve seen this year. It’s like, “Go away Bernie voters, we don’t need you, but make sure you donate and vote, or it will be your fault Trump wins.”
      Some serious cognitive dissonance going on this year. And intolerant Dems. Scares the heck out of me that we are becoming them.

      • Scotchy says:

        Bernie and Hilary wrote this platform together. This came from his mouth. If he could find a way to work with her and endorse her, surely you can put aside all of the false advertising and publicity and trust in Bernie who has aligned himself and is trusting Hilary or at least forcing his sound and fair ideas to be on a platform and will make sure she works to get those things done.

        I don’t think anyone wants Bernie voters to go away, you democrats need them, we are saying if your leader and idol is on board and telling you to put aside this hate and vote for her and the platform he co-wrote then do it and let’s move forward and get on with voting in Senators that are aligned with the platform and really actively change the government as opposed to complaining or fighting over it.
        I think this site is not for trump supporters. Because anyone supporting that guy is delusional and clearly not rational.
        We like our gossip with a small side of rationality here.

        Anyhow, I get that Bernie supporters are upset, but these tantrums are childlike and could hurt an entire nation. So let’s unite and start by preventing a madman from becoming president.

      • Sarah says:

        Scotchy, I’m voting for Hillary. I’m just amazed at the tantrums her supporters have been throwing because Bernie had the audacity to stick it out to the end, which was great for the platform, because he got her to put in some very progressive ideas.

        And you calling Bernie my “idol” is an example of the condescension his supporters have been shown. You think Hillary isn’t the idol of many of her supporters?? This is a democracy, not a dictatorship or a 15th century monarchy. I don’t do idolatry or bow to anyone or lick anyone’s boots.

      • lyka says:

        @Sarah

        I feel you 100%. But this is a very pro-Hillary site, and the commenters here have a community around that, so it makes sense for them to express themselves. I don’t begrudge that at all.

        It’s funny, though, because I don’t think @Scotchy’s response to your comment actually addresses your core point — bringing “childish” Bernie bros into the equation makes little sense since you literally said you’re a 54 year old woman and made no mention of any Bernie or Bust tendencies. In fact, conflating conscientious objection or even a tepid feeling about the whole political system with naivete or dangerous immaturity underscores that dichotomy between the language of “unity” and “togetherness” and the actual scorn with with some very pro-Hillary people have been addressing Bernie supporters. But hey, when they go low, we go high :)

        Keep the faith, Sarah. And keep voting local where it really counts!

      • Keats says:

        Hi @Sarah, I’ve been an enthusiastic Hillary supporter from the beginning but I love Bernie and the passion of his supporters! I’m sorry you and others feel alienated by the party. Hopefully with his influence on the platform you will feel less abandoned and more represented! Real progress requires all of us working together. Sorry if I sound like a pundit, I’ve been watching a lot of DNC speeches today and I’m pretty aggressively patriotic right now.

      • Betsy says:

        Sarah, we haven’t been throwing “tantrums,” here or elsewhere. What I have seen is commenters calling out the ridiculousness and rudeness of the protestors at the convention, and that is spot on. They are represented in the platform. The only thing that remains to be done is for us ALL to remain engaged and not lose the little ground we gain in the midterms.

        Further, I commented – respectfully, not like a two year old – yesterday to say that Bernie staying in past the point that he’d lost, past the point of reason – was ridiculous and did not give his hard core supporters time to “grieve,” as it were. I stick by that. When it was clear in ’08 that Hillary hadn’t won, she bowed out. It gave us time to come to it naturally.

      • hmmm says:

        Last I heard (yesterday), the BOB’s- CA, WA, OR- had co-ordinated to make a citizen’s arrest on Hillary during her acceptance speech. I am not making this up.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Sarah, I think we all need to keep in mind that the loudest and most obnoxious don’t represent the whole. The Bernie Bros don’t reflect the majority of Bernie supporters and the Hillary supporters that may act like they don’t need the Bernie supporters don’t reflect the majority of her supporters either.

        In reality, there is so very much we agree on. I open my ears to the Bernie supporters.

      • KB says:

        This isn’t just a PRO Hilary site. Most entertainment and liberal arts professions align with democrats because of the core values of freedom of expression, empathy for the masses and almost a motherly sense of love for the earth, animals and mankind. This is an entertainment site which draws those who have a passion for the arts and also a celeb gossip addiction. Thus rooted in a liberal category. If you are conservative and come here you tap into a passion for a liberal art. So look within your own values or go back to refreshing Ted Nugents or the Duck Dynasty websites if this isn’t up your alley.

      • Katie says:

        @kb…wow! I didn’t realize you were in charge of Celebitchy now. Glad to know that. /s
        I believe Sarah has the right to voice her opinions and maybe debate maturely with others of different views , as much as you or I do. And she has the right to do that without someone telling her that either she changes her views and opinions to what you feel fits this forum or leave. That was kinda shitty. Ted Nugent or Duck Dynasty sites. Really? **smdh**

  2. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Congratulations Hilary Clinton and congratulations America, I am glad that little by little I see real proof of our growing as a country and willingness of some of our population to look towards creating that ‘great’ America. It’s a sad time when there are major clashes between the old way and the old thoughts of people who had their world view rocked by seeing a black man walk into the White Office but the only thing to do is beat them back in votes and passion refusing to let their outdated vision of America speak for those of us it was never meant to represent.

    There’s too much we still need to fix in the present to ever go back.

    • Esmom says:

      Well said, thank you. Along with feeling great pride in her achievement, I loved her tone and approach, so measured and intelligent and compassionate. What a contrast to her opponent.

    • Pinky says:

      She was in every way presidential last night. And her suit and hair and makeup were on point. She must’ve been hiding out for a couple of days while her hairdresser cut every single strand on her head individually, then used tweezers to place each one in place and some kind of extra-strength epoxy to keep them there.

      But seriously, she had a great night, a great convention, which will hopefully lead to great things moving forward.

      –TheRealPinky

      • tracking says:

        I hate that women have to worry about this but, yes, this is the first time I was completely impressed by her styling. More importantly, she comported herself beautifully and seemed thoroughly presidential. I was so moved by the clip from her Beijing speech. Sometimes I forget about her incredible record of activism on behalf of women and girls.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        That’s just it — a lot of us forgot, because a lot of critics have been talking over her accomplishments and directing attention away from all that good. It was good to be reminded. Women’s rights have been denigrated and to hear them described as human rights is very powerful for women because we have been treated as less than human. This is going to be an interesting campaign.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “sometimes I forget about her incredible record of activism on behalf of women and girls.”

        I keep being surprised at the amazing things I’m finding the further I dig. I was Team Obama back in 2008, so this is new for me.

  3. Jayna says:

    I cried last night watching one of the best speeches of the whole convention, the segment on the young American Muslim war hero who died in combat and then his father and mother on stage and his father, Mr. Khan, giving a speech from the heart on why they immigrated here and the sacrifice made and then blasting Trump’s immigration remarks. Tears were streaming down my face.

    • Lozface says:

      Oh my goodness, it was amazing!! I was sobbing and have sent the link to a lot of friends to make sure they watch it. Beautiful sentiment and what a wonderful man.

    • Brittney B. says:

      Mine too. LOST it when he pulled the Constitution out of his pocket. He’s right; Trump probably hasn’t even read it.

    • Jan says:

      I commend Mr and Mrs Khan for taking the stage and confronting the sh*tshow that is Trump head-on. . It was a very powerful and scathing indictment of Trump and his ridiculous stand. I’m sure their son would be very proud.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      I agree – what a powerful moment. My heart and gratitude goes out to those parents, and all who have sacrificed for this country. I was sobbing.

    • harlequin says:

      The thing is, the Orange OOMPA LOOMPA has not read the US Constitution. If he had, he would have known there is no Article XII – he declared that he would protect Article I, Article II… up to Article XII of the US Constitution. Man, this guy is a joke. I hope Hilary thoroughly beats him. I’m not even American and I got choked up more than a few times during the whole convention.

    • lilacflowers says:

      That was one of the most touching, heartbreaking and inspiring moments I have ever seen. There is a separate thread today on the Khan family’s speech.

    • lower-case deb says:

      i was holding up well enough until i realized that the Booklet is worn and dogeared. you could see that it is well consulted.

      i don’t know whether he got it as a new book when he first arrived and began studying for his citizenship exam, or whether he just referred back to it again and again out of the sheer captivation to those inspired words.

      or whether he received a second-hand book from a fellow immigrant or (new) sworn citizen, and that he was one amongst the long line of different immigrants having read it with hope in their hearts.

      whatever the case may be, that book, i realized, isn’t just some old book with some old writing that you have to read to pass a weekly quiz. that book represents someone’s hope for the future, the entirety of a family’s aspiration and conviction, a constitution that Humayun and others like him gave their life to protect and preserve. all of this we could’ve lost if Trump becomes president, all of the sacrifices of everyone who goes before us would be rendered useless and worthless if Trump becomes president.

      i agree with someone who posted in another CB post yesterday: it is so encouraging to have a new hope (not star wars LOL), after the Fear Carnival that was the RNC.

    • KB says:

      This entire convention was amazing and so well done. I’m so proud of Hilary, Obama, Biden, Michelle, Chelsea and all of the speakers on stage. The Muslim family, every word was perfection! Thats the America I love, a place where we all can be who we want to be. She’s a fighter and will work tremendously hard for our country, she did as SoC and FLOTUS! #IMWITHHER

  4. Onerous says:

    I’m all in. Like, 100%. I was a fervent Bernie supporter, but always planned on supporting Clinton if she got the nom. I didn’t expect to feel all the feels, but I totally do and it’s fantastic!

    I cannot wait for the debates to start. She’s going to drown Trump.

    • Esmom says:

      She’s going to absolutely crush him. I gotta believe he’d give anything to find a way to back out…I just can’t see him exposing his vast ignorance in such a forum.

      • Onerous says:

        Someone recently pointed out that he’s only just begun to give live, in person interviews. One of his tactics throughout the primaries was to just do live call in interviews, where he could talk over the interviewers and basically stick only to his talking points. He is terrible when put on the spot. He can’t do it.

      • B n A fn says:

        When she buries him in the debate he will just anoint himself the winner. This morning he tweeted that he had nothing to do with the organizing the republican convention because it was a mess. Yesterday he begged his followers not to tune in to last night’s convention even though it’s history making. The reason he wants his people to stay off tv, last night, is because his ratings were lower than the democrats. We know it’s all about the ratings and poll numbers.

      • lucy2 says:

        I have to think his ego has gotten so out of control that he thinks he’ll do fine, and his die hard supporters will think so too, no matter what he says.
        But she will crush him. She’s smart, she’s a fighter, and most importantly, she will keep her cool. She can probably sit back and watch him bluster himself to death.

      • Onerous says:

        @B n A fn – It was interesting to watch his tweets over the course of the convention – that first night/day after he was talking about what a mess the DNC was and how their ratings were terrible and how terrific the RNC was… that tone quickly went away…

      • nicole says:

        On CNN last night they were saying that they think he might not do the debates, would he be allowed not to do them, I thought this would be mandatory for the two candidates to do?

    • mlle says:

      +1 000 000

    • Prairiegirl says:

      I’m stocking up on popcorn for those debates. The VP debate will be a snooze fest tho – unless a question is posed in Spanish, Kaine answers it in Spanish and Pence just sits there….

    • sherry says:

      Many people believe Trump will find some way to weasel out of the debates. He never once debated anyone one on one in the primaries. Once it was down to him, Cruz and Kasich, he refused to do anymore debates.

      Watch, he’ll put so many demands on the moderators, networks, etc. it will be almost impossible for them to get him on a stage to debate her one on one.

    • LoveIsBlynd says:

      I’m having my 10yr old watch the debate! This will be monumentally HUGE. My only fear is Donald Trump is so used to the camera. But hopefully her Grace will OWN it.

  5. Jan says:

    Go, Hillary, Go! I was so proud of her and I wish her the best of luck in the upcoming election. The vilification of Hillary Clinton has got to stop and America needs to wake up to the disaster that would be a Trump White House. Despite her detractors, HRC is the most qualified and prepared person to be The President and she just happens to be a woman. Such a role model! I wish I could vote but I’m not American. Also, congrats to the convention organizers. This is the first Democratic one I’ve seen all the way through and it was very well done IMO. Mind you, I’m comparing it to the Republic fiasco of last week.

    • Esmom says:

      “The vilification of Hillary Clinton has got to stop and America needs to wake up to the disaster that would be a Trump White House.”

      Agreed. I’d like to think the tide is beginning to turn. If not now, though, then I imagine the debates might change some minds.

      • hmmm says:

        Problem is, Esmom, the bloody media won’t let up on it. Ever.

      • LinaLamont says:

        Yes. The media…. last night, in the roundup, Martha Raddatz (ABC) kept harping on how unlikable Hillary is. She just kept pounding that point. Unfortunately, too many people think slogans are truth. Say it enough…..

    • Nina says:

      “The vilification of Hillary Clinton has got to stop ”
      i wholeheartedly agree. its so telling too. no man would be criticized for anything that Hillary has allegedly done. anything to take down a powerful woman who is about to get even more powerful.
      as women and feminists its our duty to stand with her.

    • Merritt says:

      Agreed. She gets bizarre criticisms that would not happen to a male candidate.

      • hmmm says:

        What I hate is how many people have to qualify their statement of support for her by saying “I know she has her flaws; she’s not perfect by a long shot blah blah blah” as if to defend their choice. I don’t hear that said about anyone else. *Everyone* has their flaws. Why are hers more salient than that of others ?

        On balance, her service has been amazing. Can that be said about many others (the orange one is a nonentity so he doesn’t count)? Obama wasn’t totally wrong to say she’s the most qualified person ever, and in essence, she is a do-gooder chick with drive and a brain.

      • LinaLamont says:

        @hmmm
        “What I hate is how many people have to qualify their statement of support for her by saying “I know she has her flaws; she’s not perfect by a long shot blah blah blah” as if to defend their choice. I don’t hear that said about anyone else. *Everyone* has their flaws. Why are hers more salient than that of others ?”

        I’m guilty of that. Don’t know why. I have to think if I do that with others I support….I think i do, though. I think I like to make it clear that I’m not a sheeple, that I’m not naive, that I’ve made the best decision.

        Hillary’s are more salient because the Reps have made them so… real or imagined….for decades– and, it IS because she’s a strong formidable woman.

      • hmmm says:

        Your well-reasoned views don’t need a qualifier, LinaLamont. IMO.

        You’re so right, that Hillary’s flaws have been manufactured for decades, all because she defines the true meaning of Amazon. I personally love that she is not apologetic about her style of understanding the world and who she is. She showed as much in her acceptance speech.

    • Sarah says:

      The problem is that Hillary is un likable to a very large part of our country. Historic percentages, only yo be outdone in history by Trump. I’m voting for her, of course, but Even I don’t like or trust her. But I’d never vote for Trump!

      Sadly, my mother, sister, sisters-in-law, MIL, cousins, some friends and many teachers I work with hate Hillary with a burning passion. 30 years of a media beating you up hardened this in their minds. They can’t separate the woman from the politics. I really and truly am starting to fear Trump will win. People who are like my family will ignore all the horrible things he says and does because Hillary.

    • nicole says:

      Jan, totally agree!

  6. LuckyZeGrand says:

    I just love how theatral and spectacular American politics is.
    Hillary is gonna win this in a landslide,the first one in decades.

    • Jayna says:

      I would love to think so, but an important group, blue collar men in swing states, Trump has been the one getting the support. Many supported the Democrats the last eight years, but are still very much hurting and feel why not move back to the Republican side as they feel their lives didn’t change for the better in their regions. It is concerning for HIllary. She has to try to get some of that support back during campaigning in the important areas.

      I really hope to see a nice bump for Hillary coming out of this convention.

      • Onerous says:

        Hm. I’m going to disagree a little, but only can speak to my own experience. I live in the Midwest and we’re a blue collar family and employ many other blue collar businesses. And business is good. We haven’t been this good since before 2008 – everyone I know is raising prices and going on vacation and stockpiling money left and right. And we all know what side our bread is buttered on. We’re not feeling this boost because of Republicans, that’s for sure.

      • hmmm says:

        In Michigan, the auto industry is thriving again according to its impassioned former governor. All thanks to Obama/the Dems. I think it’s selling blue collar workers short, that they would vote for a bigoted demagogue who takes advantage of working people. The orange one targets the racists, supremacists, nationalists and the fearful. These cut across all classes. Blue collar is not a homogeneous group. Having said that, Trump has major emotional appeal with his empty promises- another way he takes advantage of the vulnerable.

      • LinaLamont says:

        I just had a “discussion” with a Bernie-or-Buster”.

        Buster’s points:
        HATE Trump.
        The election was rigged.
        It’s not fair that people (voters) favored Hillary.
        Admits that Hillary started the ball rolling, as First Lady, on health care.
        Best thing about Bernie was wanting universal health care.
        Can’t stand Obama and don’t want 4 more years of him in the guise of Hillary.
        Refuse to vote in this election.

        This is a middle class older woman. There are more like her out there.

        How do you reason with this “logic”?
        I’d be willing to bet that, had Bernie been nominated, there wouldn’t be as many Hillary-or-toHell people.

        It’s scary. I wouldn’t count on anything. I wish for a Hillary blowout…… but….. you never know

      • Jayna says:

        @Onerous and hmmmm, Good to hear.

        it’s just what I was watching or reading regarding some polls or a poll that came out of a state recently and they were talking about it, and they said Hillary’s camp said that was worrisome if true. On Morning Joe, Joe Biden was on and was asked why Donald Trump was connecting but that she wasn’t connecting with the white working class men, and Joe said there was a problem during their administration in that maybe they felt left out or something at times while they were handling so many big issues. I’m paraphrasing, because much more was said by Joe Biden about it and about needing to reach out more.

        I was just repeating what I heard or read them saying, and don’t know much past that.

    • Sarah says:

      Not a landslide and she may not even win. Polls are tight and he leads in most. Now the state by state polls are better for her, and that’s what counts, but it’s still tight. Nate Silver at 538 is saying it’s too early to tell.

      • hmmm says:

        There’s 3 months to go. I find this instant and constant polling ridiculous, guaranteed to induce panic, overrule common sense and spread the doom and gloom.

        And at the end of the day, if the orange one wins, the people have chosen and *it won’t be for want of trying* on the part of Hillary and the Dems. My heavens, they are serving up grace optimism and goodness.

        There are a lot of lies out there, sustained by the MSM. And bottom line, I think the negativity continues on all fronts because she is a woman. I surely don’t kow what the answer is to that except to keep going.

      • isabelle says:

        No doubt Trump has a chance of winning it and it should motivate us to vote against him in November. America has a history of shooting down candidates like Donald, strong authoritative presidents. Please millennials don’t break that trend. Get your arses out to VOTE.

  7. Brittney B. says:

    I voted for Bernie in FL’s primary, but I’m kicking myself for moving out of the state this month, because I really want to help her win this swing state. We (well, I was 14) effed everything up for the country in 2000, and I’m terrified by all my uber-liberal friends who plan to stay home or vote for Stein.

    Didn’t expect to *feel* this so deeply either, but it keeps hitting me in waves. I can’t believe it took so long. I can’t believe her opponent is so unworthy.

  8. KittenFarts says:

    I wonder if Hillary is elected, will she be paid 20% less than Bill did while in office?
    I know one of her goals is closing the wage gap. Just wondering if that will start with her.
    This isn’t a sarcastic post either…. So please don’t attack me. I am not a trump supporter.

  9. Jen43 says:

    Before last night, my sister wasn’t going to vote because she hated both candidates. We were texting back and forth for 2 hours last night, and she’s now Team Hillary. She realized that Hillary has been serving the public her entire life. She is more than qualified. She is the only reasonable choice.

  10. Maya says:

    Hillary bought the house down with her calm, inteligent, mischievous, sarcastic, wicked (British meaning), confident and most of all a rational speech about her dream.

    I have always felt proud to be woman because my parents raised me to be proud of my gender and that it is a privilege to be born a woman.

    But I was also taught that not many others especially males feel that way and that women suffer due to their gender.

    I think yesterday will be the moment in history that changed the gender balance. To have the biggest country in the world to nominate a woman to hold one of the most powerful positions in the world – showed the world that it is now our time.

    It is our time to demand equal respect both in private and professional lives. It is our time to make decisions that will have consequences for the next generations to come. It is our time to stand tall and proud and be celebrated for our gender and the sacrifices we have made.

    I saw many many women openly crying for the first time and be proud. I saw women , who have been dominated, bullied and brainwashed by the male members of their family, finally take a stand and celebrate.

    Hillary is a true feminist icon and she will make America a better place for all kinds of races and genders but also a place where women are respected for their gender and feminism.

    1 voice leads to a 1000, 1000 voices leads to millions and millions of voices changes the world.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Hillary needs you out on the campaign trail. You summed up the feelings of many women, myself included, about last night. In not ashamed to admit I shed tears. I was incredibly proud of her.

    • hmmm says:

      So beautiful, so true.

    • Little Darling says:

      I honestly thought she was immensely likable and I was really impressed with the weave of the speech. It veered smoothly from policy to rhetoric to her story as fluidly as I have ever seen her do.

      And I liked that she acknowledged the history of the moment. It’s real. It means something tangible to a huge group of people (it SHOULD mean something to every human).

      And even at her least warm and fuzzy, she was exactly who I have always known her to be. And now what we need.

      I think it was her second-best speech ever, just behind her 2008 concession speech to then-Senator Obama. But she totally, and effectively, laid out the case for her, the Democratic party, liberals, progressives, centrists, Republicans, Independents, and any sane person to vote for her.

      Also: “No, Donald. You don’t.”

      Subtle. Devastatingly effective.

      • Betsy says:

        I have Hillary’s hand written notes to that speech. You better believe I treasure those!

  11. lilacflowers says:

    I want one of those big balloons with the stars.

    I am signed up to get email updates from both campaigns. Last night, I received an email from Trump’s campaign, supposedly from Trump himself, claiming that he had watched Hillary’s speech and couldn’t believe that she would dare to tell so many lies. Problem is, I received the email while Chelsea was still speaking.

    • Jayna says:

      I’m on the floor. Too funny.

      He also tweeted earlier that day telling his supporters not to watch Hillary’s speech. Who does that? No. 1, he swore he would have the higher ratings, and DNC has been beating the RNC. So he probably wants Hillary to have low ratings during her speech.

      Also, maybe he’s worried it will convert some of his supporters. Who knows with him, his reasoning to tell his supporters not to watch her speech.

    • Insomniac says:

      I’m sorry – are you claiming that Trump is less than truthful about things? Perish the thought.

      Haha, I wanted one of those starry balloons too. I saw Chelsea playing with one and she looked like a little girl all over again.

      • Pinky says:

        Count me in for a star balloon too. I really, really wanted one. Then I watched Bill Clinton walk off with one. He knows. He knows.

        –TheRealPinky

      • lilacflowers says:

        There’s a clip out on the internet saying: The three greatest things to happen to Bill Clinton: 1. Chelsea’s Birth 2. Hillary’s nomination 3. BALLOONS!!! with a gif of him batting balloons around.

    • mia girl says:

      Don’t you know that Trump is such a winner that he can even see the future?

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s hilarious. I hope the media picks up on that and lets it be more well known.

    • B n A fn says:

      Trump cannot help himself, he is a pathological lier. But Hillary is the ones stucked with the lier tag. I know all politicians lie. Another thing, every day on tv the first thing brought up is Hillary has problem with trust, they never mention Donald numbers are higher with trust. Sometimes I believe there is a conspirity to put her in a negative light.

  12. TeamAwesome says:

    Another great line from last night “I believe in science.” YAASSSS!!!

    • zinjojo says:

      I LOVED that line so much, and her delivery was perfect. It’s unreal that “I believe in science” is a point of differentiation.

  13. Mira says:

    HERstory!

  14. Insomniac says:

    With all the darkness lately, it was nice to remind myself that we really do live in amazing times. This week I saw our first black president give a speech supporting the first woman to get a major party’s presidential nomination.

    Even if Clinton will never be the orator Obama is, I think she did a great job.

    • Little Darling says:

      I couldn’t agree more. History was made, my kids will remember it, and little girls all over the country will grow up thinking Presidency is attainable for EVERYONE, POC and women. That’s effing AMAZING.

  15. Bex says:

    It was an excellent speech I thought, full of rational policy and delivered well. I watched it with my mother and it really hit just how much of a watershed moment this is.

    The debates will be fascinating- she’s going to bury him live.

  16. mia girl says:

    Last night, I shared this historic moment with my two daughters and we had tears as we watched for the first time ever a woman become the Presidential nominee of the Democratic party. I know already it will be one of my most lasting and treasured memories.

    The only thing that will beat it, will be when we watch Hilary Clinton become the first female President of the United States of America.

  17. Merritt says:

    I watched with my mom and we were both feeling it. It was bittersweet since my late dad was a big Hillary fan. I know he would have loved seeing her accept the nomination last night.

  18. Macscore says:

    She’s smart, eloquent, full of great ideas, empathetic – and, yes ,full of humour. We’re finally seeing the “real” Hillary – thank goodness! A great speech – she knocked it out of the park! Go girl go!!!!

  19. LolaBones says:

    Im not a huge Hillary fan, but I do realize she’s the best realistic option.

    Not that my opinion counts anyways, its good for candidates to come here and ask for votes during primaries but we still dont have the right to vote for a future President, which affects us too.

    I get so bitter during this time.

    • Prairiegirl says:

      Wait, why don’t you have a vote? Are you under 18? Something else? Sorry to get personal but you can totally volunteer…

  20. Jayna says:

    Chelsea just had her baby five weeks ago, and I thought she looked really beautiful. After five weeks, I couldn’t imagine getting all done up head to toe and having to walk out onto a huge stage to give a speech at the Democratic National Convention with all eyes on me and many millions watching..

    Her speech wasn’t vibrant, but it was sweet and from the heart. Her love for her mother is so beautiful, and you can see how proud she is of Hillary and vice versa. And talk about a father so proud of his only child. Bill was bursting with pride, just beaming out in the audience..

  21. Prairiegirl says:

    Hillary may not be a perfect candidate but her resume suggests she can do the job.

    Trump is a profoundly flawed candidate and his resume suggests he is unprepared for the job.

    Ideology aside, I gotta believe Americans will vote for competence in their president. Meritocracy vs the divine right of kings is the American way, as I understand it.

  22. LinaLamont says:

    Yes. Just, yes.

  23. Pandy says:

    Well done Hillary! She came in strong, strong enough to shoot down any “soft woman” can’t go to war rhetoric. And that General!! I loved him. I’d be scared to not vote for her after him lol. Look at her resume. She is so accomplished – wow. I hope she wins. She deserves to be POTUS.

  24. adastraperaspera says:

    One of my favorite quotes from Hillary’s speech last night:

    “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.”

    • caitlinK says:

      Yes, she did indeed use a lot of platitudes. Politicians tend to do that; in fact, I’ve yet to experience one who hasn’t. I’m a democrat, a liberal, and a feminist, and I will vote for Hillary, but I’m not delighted about her. I also checked Celebitchy rules and as far as I can tell, a paucity of enthusiasm about HRC is NOT an offense. It was nice to read that; too many people here act as though they’ve been personally attacked by someone who expresses a slightly differing opinion on this topic.

  25. Liz says:

    Go Hillary! People, please register to vote. In NYC the deadline is Oct 14th. Don’t wait until the last minute. It doesn’t matter if you’re from a predominantly blue or red state. Your vote still counts!!!!

  26. Lindy says:

    You know, one thing I didn’t expect this week as I watched the DNC speeches… I keep getting choked up and teary-eyed and outright crying every single time I think “A woman just got the presidential nomination!”

    I didn’t realize, I don’t think, how bone-deep and soul-killing the decades of lived misogyny and sexism and exhaustion and objectification and working twice as hard for half the credit have been.

    For me, listening to Bill’s speech the other night brought that home. How many times has Hillary been the only woman in a room full of men? How many times has she been interrupted, talked over, patronized? How many times has she battled the guilt that she wasn’t bringing 100% to either her career or her kid (because women are somehow supposed to be able to bring 200%)? How many times has she been told to communicate more directly, and then told she was too aggressive for communicating directly? How many times has she prepared and studied and planned and organized for some big professional goal, and felt confident and ready, and then been cat-called on the way there–reminded with a gut-punch what society generally thinks is most important about women? How many times has she watched as an idea she worked for was taken over by men, even well-meaning ones, who got most of the credit? How many times has she looked around and wondered if she would *ever* be allowed to really belong, *ever* get there, *ever* be enough?

    Those experiences are my experiences, as a woman, a mother, a professional. For the first time in my life, I will have a president who knows these things, knows them way down deep, and wants it to be different and better. She knows.

    I think I believed in theory that of course a woman could be president. But my reaction this week–which seems to bubble up from someplace really deep inside–is showing me that I didn’t truly think it could be real. Even now I’m tearing up just typing this.

    I don’t care right now whether people have criticisms of her policies (I do myself and I’m definitely much more to the left than she is) or her qualifications (I don’t at all). I don’t care because I want more than anything to take simple joy in the fact that this is a possible thing. That every little girl will not just believe it in theory, but know it to be fact. That there are women alive now who were born before they were allowed to vote, before they were citizens–who can now see this enormous change.

    I’m really happy to be alive to see this moment. And sorry this was so long!! I felt all the feels last night.

  27. Rose says:

    Last night was incredible! Hillary delivered that speech beautifully. It’s time to end the vilification of this woman. She is a problem-solver, a tough never-quitter. These accusations that she’s a flip-flopper or untrustworthy are so unfair and contain more than a touch of ugly misogyny. She’s a smart woman who knows our problems are complex. She doesn’t offer up simplistic solutions. She comes in and says: okay, what can we do? Let’s get a plan. To me, that is intelligent governing. Bring on the debates! Time for some Orange Crush!

  28. mire usted! says:

    “If fighting for women’s healthcare and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!”

    Trump said, “I know more about Isis than the Generals do.”
    Clinton said (with a deliberate pause and the best facial expression ever), “No Donald, you don’t.”

    I watched her accept the nomination with my 12 year old daughter. I was very special.

  29. Rhiley says:

    Serious question: Do any you guys believe the conspiracy theories that Trump is actually a (Bill) Clinton plant brought into the campaign to unravel the Republicans? It is an interesting theory, and certainly this is the weirdest election of my lifetime, but I can’t quite wrap my head around that one. Still, I would interested to read if others do and why you feel that way. If it makes it easier to open up, please know I don’t think you are crazy for your thoughts so no judgement. I think you can make an well rounded argument in favor that Trump is a plant. My theory, however, is that Trump is an egomaniac who did not want a black president and who personally wants to do everything he can to stop the social change we have experienced over the last 8 years from progressing further. I don’t think he has any intention of actually being a president though. The next few months are going to be interesting to watch. I am curious to see if Mike Pence makes it to November because I don’t think he will. Also, what happens if Trump drops out? I think he would if the polls get away from him and it looks like he could be slaughtered in November.

    • hmmm says:

      Conspiracy? No. Absolutely not. It’s laughable. It’s just another way to trash the Clintons. I’m sure it was started by some Trump wingnut.

      Let’s look at Trump’s ties to Putin instead. And why won’t he release his tax returns?

      • Rhiley says:

        Yeah, I think it is Republican circles trying to plant that Trump is working for the Clintons so it will not be all on them. Regardless, the Republicans nominated him, not the Dems.

    • MSat says:

      One can only wish this were true. Nope, I think Trump believes he is the only one who can do the job. His ego is that far out of whack.

  30. Jayna says:

    Watching that DNC biography narrated by Morgan Freeman again (linked by Celebitchy in the article) brought even more tears to my eyes than yesterday, filled with pride for our nominee. I think Hillary is a phenomenal public servant and woman, and that inspiring video also was a reflection of all the hope and uplifting atmosphere that the Democratic National Convention brought for four days, everything the RNC wasn’t, even by many of the Republican talking heads’ own admission.