Clinton’s Speech: The Power of a Hug
…it was exactly their lack of personal chemistry and failure to become “close friends” that gave Clinton’s speech its lift. A subtext of the address was that, just like Bill Clinton, wavering voters need not love Obama to understand that he’s a better choice than Romney. When the two Presidents came together and hugged after the speech was (finally) over, the distance between them made their embrace all the more powerful.
Ryan Lizza on Bill Clinton’s speech in support of President Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last night: http://nyr.kr/RbCIoj
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I think this is a pretty awesome duo.