President William Jefferson Clinton speaking to the DNC 9/05/12
As wildly anticipated as was the Clinton speech, he did not disappoint. He nailed every single aspect of the GOPs criticisms of the past four years. And he did it with facts.
Bill Clinton’s 48-minute speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night was, as FactCheck.org put it, “a fact-checker’s nightmare: lots of effort required to run down his many statistics and factual claims, producing little for us to write about.”Clinton’s numbers checked out, according to most fact-checking outlets, including Politifact, which has been accused of unfair exaggeration by liberals before. Though he frequently departed from the script, the former president correctly cited the statistics on Obama’s job growth, decreasing health costs since 2010, and the stimulus tax cuts for 95 percent of Americans. ThinkProgress.com
By the way, I channel surfed between Fox and MSNBC & NHTV (public television) and the biggest complaint I heard was "He talked too long." Even the pundits at Fox News could not find anything substantial last night or this morning on which to call him out.