Convention wrap-up time
Between Hillary Clinton's complete awestruck reaction to her own triumphant balloon drop and these 17 pictures of hubby Bill Clinton playing with balloons that you need to see before you die, balloons and glitter really had a moment last night, guys. "I am also 100 percent here for Tim Kaine's total ebullience about these balloons. It is hard to overstate the thrill of seeing very accomplished adults frolicking in balloons," writes Elle columnist R. Eric Thomas. "Has Hillary never seen a glitter cannon before?" wonders Alice Workman. "I want to be as happy as @billclinton is with balloons. Look at the joy in his eyes!" marvels Esmeralda Portillo. "If only every balloon could have their very own Bill Clinton to adore them," muses Erica Swindell. Others were more concerned than entertained. "i'm a little worried about Bill Clinton after seeing these pictures of him playing with balloons," admits Lori Montgomery. "So yeah, Bill Clinton has advanced dementia and is not long for this world," similarly concludes Bill McMorris at the Washington Free Beacon.
Here are some other things we learned since we left you last:
- In her speech, Hillary took Donald Trump to task once again for his claim that he "alone can fix" our nation, emphasizing her "stronger together" theme.
- Chelsea Clinton's speech apparently made people buy "A Wrinkle in Time" and other books.
- A grieving father of a Muslim soldier made an emotional rebuke toward Trump: “You have sacrificed nothing! And no one!” Khizr Khan said in a strangled voice.
- The Clinton and Trump ratings race is too close to call.
- Hedge funds are more front in center for this 2016 election, and Hillary Clinton has received $48.5 million while Donald Trump only clocked in at $19,000.
- Sources say the Clinton campaign was also hacked in the attacks on the DNC. Eric Geller with Politico PRO notes, "also says DOJ's NSD investigating natsec threat from hacks (!!!)."
- Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is rooting for a Donald Trump presidency.
- The Houston Chronicle already knows who their (wo)man is, going on record to say these times require a steady hand and that's not Donald Trump. "100 days out, @houstonchron endorses @hillaryclinton for president," points out Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
- Running mate Mike Pence says name-calling has no place in politics even as Trump attacks "Crooked Hillary."
- Jill Stein said people have "real questions" about vaccines. "We asked Jill Stein to explain her stance on vaccination. Hoo boy," notes David Weigel.