Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated as a Presidential candidate by a major party at the Democratic convention on Tuesday night. After her defeated primary opponent Sen Bernie Sanders sealed the nomination, former President Bill Clinton – in his tenth speech to a convention – was among the night’s speakers making the case for his wife’s election.
On a day that began in chaos and protest, and ended with tears on the convention floor as Bernie Sanders pledged to work to elect Hillary Clinton in November, a frequently raucous and bad-tempered mood was turned brilliantly by First Lady Michelle Obama.
After the Republican convention in Cleveland, you could be forgiven for thinking that all the Democrats have to do this week in Philadelphia is demonstrate a basic level of competence. That’s going well, then…
The convention, which has as its opening day theme, “Make America Safe Again” was always likely to see dissent and possible confrontation, even without the added complication of Ohio being a so-called “open carry” state.