Democratic Convention Day Two Thread

Instead of doing Questions of the Day during the conventions, I'm going to be posting Convention Threads, since the big speeches happen in the evenings, and I thought we might all want a place to discuss.

Here is the schedule of speakers for this evening.

Y'all, when I started blogging 12 years ago, I honestly didn't think I'd see this day in my lifetime. I had the same thought in 2008. To have gotten to see these two historic nominations back-to-back is overwhelming. I have cried my head dry.

I can't quite put into words what it feels like to have spent so much of the last ten years researching and writing about Hillary Clinton—first, just as her defender against misogyny; then as her hesitant admirer; then as her ardent supporter—and to now sit in this moment, celebrating the history she has made.

I have spent a lot of time with her, although we've never met. I have burdened myself with the task of being her champion, and I have burdened her with the task of being mine.

And I have never been disappointed.

image of President Obama with Hillary Clinton, which has had text added to it by BNR reading: 'My faith in Hillary Clinton has always been rewarded.'--President Barack Obama, July 5, 2016

This is an incredible moment. This entire convention has been incredible for me. Just having the opportunity to watch so many people speak positively about a woman is rare, no less the opportunity to watch them speak about a woman who may be our next president.

Hillary Clinton is officially the nominee. And I am officially overwhelmed.

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Among tonight's speakers is former President Bill Clinton. There have been former presidents who spoke in support of a presidential nominee before, and spouses who spoke in support of a presidential nominee before, but tonight, in another historical first, a former president who is also a spouse will speak in support of a presidential nominee. Whoa.

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