August 26th, 2008
11:12 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: A tough speech from a tough woman


Convention delegates greeted Clinton with a standing ovation. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
DENVER (CNN) - "Four more years of the last eight years." That’s a strong effort to refocus this campaign as a referendum on the Bush record. And to make the case that McCain equals Bush. These delegates are thrilled. The election has been in danger of becoming a referendum on Obama instead of the Bush record.

Watch: Hillary Clinton says 'It's time to unite'

Hillary’s speech is what used to be called a spellbinder. Or a stem-winder. Whatever.

This woman is tough. She burnished that reputation in the campaign. She never stopped fighting and never gave up - and drew enormous admiration for it.

A lot of Democrats wonder if Obama is this tough.

soundoff (128 Responses)
  1. Alex, USMC

    I always wonder why these Hillary supporters are so focused on 2012. If Obama wins, she's sure to have an important role in his administration– he'd be foolish not to have her. 8 years of her as an important member of his cabinet and then 8 years as President means you'd get 16 years of Hillary in a posiiton to help Americans.

    Waiting for 2012 not only puts someone who hold opposite views from Hillary into power for four to eight years, but cuts the time she can influence the government from a national level in half.

    If you want Hillary in power, it just seems that having her (potentially) for 8 years after waiting 4 to 8 years is a lot less appealing than the 8 years she would almost definately serve in an Obama presidency combined with her own potential 8 years as Commander in Chief.

    August 26, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  2. akaDoug

    Thank you Hillary!

    I am fully in Obama's court and I will do what it takes to make sure he wins!

    McCain can't or won't change this country for the better! Big oil and big business won't allow it!

    Go Obama, Go Hillary, Go Democrats!

    August 26, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  3. Troy

    Great speech, she cemented herself in history as she should be, but she never said Obama was ready to lead which was her biggest knock against him during the campaign. I am sure the liberals will bash this comment, but how could she not address his biggest weakness?

    August 26, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
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