Starting with the first moment he saw her in 1971 following a college class on political and civil rights, Bill Clinton married his personal relationship with Hillary Clinton to her determination to figure out “how to make things better” in a speech that held the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia enthralled.
“I asked her to take a walk…we’ve been walking, talking and laughing together ever since,” said Clinton, who stayed focused on Hillary’s experience as a civil rights activist and mother to Chelsea, to her resolve to be elected to public office in New York.
He took aim at Donald Trump without mentioning him:
“She never made fun of people with disabilities, she tried to empower them based on their abilities.”
And he lauded her experience as Secretary of State:
She negotiated the first agreement ever — ever — where China and India officially committed to reduce their emissions. And as she had been doing since she went to Beijing in 1995 and said women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights…
…she worked to empower women and girls around the world and to make the same exact declaration on behalf of the LGBT community in America and around the world.
Clinton also labeled her a “change maker” — a descriptor likely to remain for the remainder of the campaign:
“She’s insatiably curious, she’s a natural leader, she’s a good organizer, and she’s the best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life.”