OFF TO THE RACES: Making history
Done deal: Clinton is now officially the first female nominee of a major U.S. political party.
Leigh Ann Caldwell wraps Bill Clinton’s speech about how he fell for his wife the “change-maker.”
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From the New York Times: "Naturally guarded, unusually private and hard-wired to avoid the boastfulness and hagiography that are so typical of political conventions, Mrs. Clinton has seemed, halfway through this four-day celebration of her life and life’s work, a reluctant star of her prime-time production.”
And from the Washington Post: "The Democratic Party tackled its biggest challenge of the election year here Tuesday night: to transform the way people think about Hillary Clinton. Although she has been a fixture in American political life for a quarter-century — the mere mention of her first name triggers immediate reactions — the candidate and her image-makers argue that the country doesn’t know the real Hillary Clinton. So they devoted the second day of the Democratic National Convention, when Clinton made history as the first woman nominated for president by a major party, by trying to reveal just that.”
And from the Wall Street Journal: "Hillary Clinton will make history this week as the first woman to win a major party nomination for U.S. president, a milestone in the fight for equality in postwar America that illustrates the strides made by women since the former first lady was born in 1947. The irony—and the problem for Mrs. Clinton—is that such progress has become so widespread that some women voters appear indifferent to another glass ceiling shattered."
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The New York Times notes how the Clinton team is trying to appeal to voters aggrieved by Donald Trump.
Benjy Sarlin previews Donald Trump’s “AMA” on Reddit.
POLITICO dives into the debate about whether Tim Kaine is liberal enough.
The Washington Post, on Bernie Sanders’ next steps: "As he has wound down his presidential campaign, Sanders has begun to build new organizations and plan for a possible power move if Democrats regain the Senate. He has officially launched Our Revolution, a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” group to build support for liberal policies."