The Three Biggest Moments of Tuesday Night’s DNC Convention Festivities

by kos –

In chronological order, the three moments that made tonight:

1. Bernie Sanders moves to nominate Hillary Clinton by acclamation 

By the end of the primary process, my frustration with Bernie Sanders was clear. “From now on,” I thought, “I’m going to call every sore loser a ‘Bernie Sanders’!” It’s amazing how so much ill-will and frustration can be washed away with a simple, classy gesture.

I watched that clip so many times I lost count. All of it was awesome. And even the impotent protests of a tiny minority of his delegates couldn’t mar that incredible, indelible moment.

2. The mothers

This was a moment everyone wishes didn’t need to be a moment.

Trayvon Martin’s mother said, “I am an unwilling participant in this movement.” None of them wanted to be on that stage, but their poise and eloquence in the face of unspeakable grief … I’m tearing up just thinking about it.

3. Bill Clinton

The explainer-in-chief was in full force tonight, making the case that Hillary might’ve been around a long time, but every minute of that was spent trying to make people’s lives better.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Former US President Bill Clinton delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Another night full of pride for my party, my people, my country. Whatever the fuck the GOP did last week doesn’t hold a candle to who and what we represent. I’m fired up and ready to go, and yeah, that was Obama’s catchphrase, but I think it applies just as well this week.

 

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos