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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:52 PM

Bill Clinton's Speech: "He Had Them At 'In the Spring of 1971, I Met a Girl..."

]http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2016/07/democratic-convention-day-2-he-had-them.html

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:54 PM

1. Yes, and Rachel made way too much out of that.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:58 PM

3. I didn't hear Rachel, but I heard him call himself

a boy. Maybe that's how he sees them from the distance of half a lifetime. I have to stop myself from calling millennials "kids." He was 29 when they got married, Hillary 27. Just kids.

So what's her problem?

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:00 PM

4. She seemed to find an issue with the words girl and boy. Well I have a husband I love to bits

who calls me his girl, we are of that generation and got married at about that age. She needs to calm down. Even Brian Williams was trying to calm her down last night. You should google it.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:08 PM

5. I'd rather google you and your husband. That's sweet.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:30 PM

10. Thanks! We do love each other like kids :-).

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 08:02 PM

16. :) Hope Bill and Hillary are close and

genuinely happy together after all these years. They have so much in common, partners in a lifelong work they're both passionate about, and parents and grandparents together. There has to be a lot more to their marriage than the cardboard characterizations of the public eye.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:25 PM

9. Rachael Maddow is awesome, but loses perspective occasionally

 

A good chunk of her life revolves around analyzing politics, so it's not too surprising.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:07 PM

14. I am in my forties, and we say "girl" and "boy" all the time to refer to ourselves in our twenties

My husband and I say "we were kids" and "boy" and "girl" all the time to refer to ourselves at that time. I believe I am the same age as Rachel (we are also from California), and I have no idea why she was complaining about an excellent speech. Honestly it just seems ridiculous to me. Even our conservative friends liked the speech -- ESPECIALLY the love story aspect.

I also call millenials kids!

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:57 PM

2. I loved that line & I'd be willing to bet...

that Hillary did also. Rachel is not wrong often but she is on this one.

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:09 PM

6. It was great.

I joked, "Of course he's starting his speech about chasing a girl," and my wife said, "It's SWEET!"

I think Rachel Maddow is underestimating how endearing the speech actually is to both sexes. He's her spouse. He needed to tell a love story. 2012 speaking on behalf of Obama was the time for a wonky, economic speech.

Bill Clinton is flawed, but damn it, a lot of people love him. And in so many words, he said, "She's the one you *really* need to love."

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Response to Music Man (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:39 PM

13. Yes, to your whole post. Welcome to DU, Music Man. n/t

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:11 PM

7. Bubba nailed it

He was absolutely spectacular. Great article.

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:18 PM

8. It was the classic boy meets girl story. It was sweet and it was his personal remembrance.

Maddow was really upset that Hillary's husband still seemed to love her very much, and she was beyond angry that Bill portrayed the softer side of her as a normal human being.

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Response to procon (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:35 PM

11. I like Rachel but...

...she is really missing the boat on this one.

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:38 PM

12. Yes. I was hoping he'd begin at that point exactly -- when they met as young, idealistic

law school students. I'd heard enough about their story to know it would show a side of her people needed to know.

He made us see her through his loving eyes -- and that was the job he was supposed to do. Good for Bill.

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:11 PM

15. That's when Rachel had a break with reality

 

And everyone else loved it.

W E I R D!

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