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Hillary Clinton Speech Reactions (VIDEO)

Huffington Post
First Posted: 08-26-08 10:31 PM   |   Updated: 09-26-08 05:12 AM

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Reaction to Hillary Clinton's Democratic convention speech has begun. Here are what some of the pundits and TV anchors are saying:


Tom Brokaw: "Hillary Clinton did tonight what she needed to do."


Chris Cillizza:

She made clear her unequivocal support for Obama but also thanked her own supporters for their efforts and lit into Republican Sen. John McCain.

CNN's John King: "She passionately endorsed Barack Obama... She's a big game player, that was a big-game speech... she did what Obama wanted."


Keith Olbermann: "A grand slam." (Olbermann also reported that on Clinton's way out to the podium and after she returned from delivering her speech, she was given a standing ovation by Obama staffers.)


James Carville: "This is what a major-league fastball looks like."


Anderson Cooper: "This speech has electrified everyone in this crowd."


Bill Richardson: "She couldn't have been clearer... She hit a huge home run, a 500-foot homerun. The best news is Democrats are unified."


David Gergen: "Perhaps her finest hour in politics."

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow: "Anybody who could be persuaded would be persuaded by that speech...She nailed it."


Wolf Blitzer: "Exactly what Barack and Michelle Obama wanted to hear."

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