It's the day everyone has been waiting for - Ladies' night. The grand finale of four days of Democratic dreamery as Kary Perry takes the stage (after Barbara Mikulski - the first woman elected to the Senate). The night will be capped off by Chelsea Clinton introducing her mother - the first female nominee for President from a major party (Victoria Woodhill was first female nominee in 1872).
Dont know if the Equal Rights party was considered a major political party back then. If it was than HRC not the 1st pic.twitter.com/Xl2fiE6EzV— Helyn Bolanis (@helynbolanis) July 28, 2016
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As The Hill reports, Clinton will formally accept the Democratic presidential nomination on the final night of the party’s national convention in Philadelphia Thursday night. Campaign manager Bobby Mook said the former secretary of State will “stitch together” the themes from the first three nights of the convention.
Clinton will make the case that she’s a fighter for working-class Americans and dismiss Trump as a representative of the “ultra-wealthy” who has stepped all over the middle class on his way to the top.
She’ll frame herself as a natural leader with the “steadiness” Americans can count on and frame Trump as erratic and reckless.
And Clinton will look to highlight the stakes of the election and how she will protect the “values” the nation was founded on against what she sees as a threat from Trump, whom Democrats view as a divisive and dangerous figure.
“Hillary is going to stitch together each of these themes and talk about how this election is really a moment of reckoning for voters,” Mook said. “Are we going to succumb to some very powerful forces that are tearing at our social fabric, that are dividing us economically and socially? Or are we going to come together to solve these problems?”
Clinton will return to the theme of her 1996 book about how it “takes a village” to build a strong society.
The 2016 spin on that theme is how “we are stronger together,” Mook said.
The campaign will be looking to highlight the historic nature of Clinton’s nomination as she becomes the first female standard-bearer for a major political party in the U.S.
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The big question is - can she trump Trump's longest acceptance speech ever?
Trump's speech clocked in at about an hour and 15 minutes, by various counts, making it the longest of any acceptance speeches in the last four decades. Trump's speech was as long as Mitt Romney's and Barack Obama's speeches combined in 2012.
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Today's tentative schedule:
Thursday, July 28
The session begins at 4:30 p.m.
- Henrietta Ivey, a Michigan home care worker who advocates for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
- Beth Mathias of Ohio, who works two jobs
- Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed. Walcott was fired from her job in Bonner Springs, Kan., for asking why her co-worker, and friend, Reed, made more than she did for the same job
- Khizr Khan, whose son, , Humayun S. M. Khan, is one of 14 American Muslims killed after 9/11 serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan
- Candidates of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
- Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin
- League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski
- Rep. Sea Patrick Maloney of New York, co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride
- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Democratic women of the Senate
- Chelsea Clinton, Clinton's daughter
- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee
The spin all wek has been dramatic, media watchers are getting whiplash as the liberal media desperately attempt to distract from the leaked emails content to the conspiracy theory that Trump and Putin did it...