Bill Clinton on Tuesday delivered one of the most powerful speeches of the ongoing election campaign at the United States as he persuasively endorsed his wife to lead America as the first woman president of the country. The uniqueness of the speech however, was the decidedly personal touch to it that is hard to come by in a political setting.
Clinton started off the speech at the Democratic party convention in Philadelphia with anecdotes of his relationship with Hillary in the 1970s and went over the whole journey they shared together as partner and parents, all the while remarking upon the extraordinary achievements his wife made in terms of bringing about social change. Be it her feat at Dothan, Alabama, where she went undercover in 1972 to find out if the schools were discriminating on the basis of race or the act of her registering Mexican American voters in South Texas; Bill Clinton had covered them all in way to make his audience firmly believe in the change making capacities of Hillary.
He ended the speech with his thoughts on how the Democrats were better than Republicans and appealed directly to the Muslims and African-Americans, the groups forever at the receiving end of criticism meted out by Donald Trump.
Read below five most powerful quotes from Clinton’s speech.
# “Hillary opened my eyes to a whole new world of public service by private citizens.”
# “She did all this while being a full time worker, a mother, and enjoying our life. Why? Well, she is insatiably curious, she is a natural leader, she is a good organiser, and she is the best darn change maker I ever met in my entire life. ”
# “I can tell you this. If you were sitting where I am sitting and you heard what I have heard at every dinner conversation, every lunch conversation, every long walk, you would say, this woman has never been satisfied with a status quo in anything. She always wants to move the ball forward. That is just who she is.”
# “You can drop her at any troubled spot, pick one, come back in a month and somehow, some way, she would have made it better. That is just who she is. ”
# “There are clear, achievable, affordable responses to our challenges. But we wont get to them if America makes the wrong choice this election.”