Clinton’s questionable decision
(CNN) On a historic night, Hillary Clinton proved that a woman nominee for president can deliver just as good an acceptance speech as a man — and some would say, even better.
Clinton is more adept at debates than in public speeches, but her sweeping, hard-hitting and sometimes moving acceptance address was one of her most effective performances. Unlike most speakers in Philadelphia, she put jobs and terror front and center in her campaign — just where they belong. She also delivered one of best attack lines against Donald Trump: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Even so, it is questionable whether she and her team made the right call in skirting around the elephant in the room: the high levels of distrust felt toward her that could cost her victory in November.
From experience in past presidential campaigns, I am sympathetic with their decision to remain silent: It would definitely have been a risky play, probably drawing headlines away from her more positive message and perhaps converting few voters.
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