Hillary Clinton's Democratic convention speech: what she said and what she meant

David Smith decodes what Hillary Clinton said in accepting the Democratic presidential nomination during the convention’s final nightHillary Clinton: You [Bernie Sanders] have put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong. And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause. Our country needs your ideas, energy and passion. That’s the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for America. We wrote it together – now let’s go out there and make it happen together.Sanders, the runner-up for the nomination, appeared on the convention floor earlier this week to move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the Democratic nominee, playing the role she did for Barack Obama eight years ago. It was therefore imperative that Clinton return the compliment and draw a line under a bruising primary campaign that threatened to divide the convention. Her tent needs to be big enough to include Sanders diehards and ensure they do not vote Green, defect to Trump or merely stay at home. After a rocky start, the party emerged from its convention looking more or less united. Continue reading...

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