Maddow: Beginning of Bill Clinton DNC Speech ‘Controversial,’ ‘Shocking’

Tuesday following former President Bill Clinton’s speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow questioned the wisdom of the former president to begin his speech with the story of his courtship to the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Maddow described it as “controversial” and “shocking.”

“A-plus for the end of the speech,” Maddow said. “I think the beginning of the speech was a controversial way to start, honestly, talking about ‘the girl,’ ‘a girl, leading with this long story about him being attracted to an unnamed girl and thinking about whether he was starting something he couldn’t finish, building her whole political story for the first half of the speech around her marriage to him. I think, unless there were worries this is going to be too feminists convention, that was not a feminist way to start. But the end of the speech was really good. I’ve got to say, the top of the speech I found shocking.”

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