Donald Trump's intemperate mouth and tweets have been is his own worst enemy. But Hillary Clinton's frosty silence has been her handicap She has too often vascillated between saying nothing or speaking in a shout that seems insincere and contrived? Did Chelsea humanize her mother? I think she did. Did Hillary succeed in opening up about herself? No.
It was a below-average speech. She simply is no orator and is unable to open up the way her husband or Barack Obama does. She tends to shout too much instead of using the mike.
She gave a devastating assessment of The Donald, particularly when she paraphrased Jackie Kennedy's worry about "little men, the ones moved by fear and pride," having access to nuclear weapons
I also believe she did an effective job of portraying herself, not as a Democrat, but as a candidate of democracy.
The best speech in both conventions came from someone who is not running for anything. No, not Michelle Obama, though she was good. No, it was not Chris Christie or Rudy Guliani. In my view, the best speaker was a Muslim, Khizr Khan, whose son died in the service of the United States.
Like many immigrants, we came to this country empty-handed. We believed in American democracy — that with hard work and the goodness of this country, we could share in and contribute to its blessings.
We were blessed to raise our three sons in a nation where they were free to be themselves and follow their dreams.
Our son, Humayun, had dreams of being a military lawyer. But he put those dreams aside the day he sacrificed his life to save his fellow soldiers.
Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son "the best of America."
If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.
Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.
Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words "liberty" and "equal protection of law."
Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities.
You have sacrificed nothing and no one.
We can't solve our problems by building walls and sowing division.
We are Stronger Together.
And we will keep getting stronger when Hillary Clinton becomes our next President.