I started listening to Bill Clinton’s 2016 DNC speech on the drive to work this morning, and then finished listening at my desk (don’t tell my boss). As I’m sure many people were thinking the same as me, the entire time I was waiting for that one moment in the speech. But it never came.
Bill Clinton recounted memories from the time he met his wife to present day. It was a beautiful collection of Hillary’s political accomplishments, such as access to public education for the poor and disabled, as well as life-changing moments, such as their wedding and the birth of Chelsea.
The former President even vaguely mentioned hardships along the way, and this was a key point because he kept telling us how strong, smart, and dedicated his wife is.
Yet, of all the times Hillary Clinton had to be strong, she had to be her strongest during the scandals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, when she learned her husband had cheated on her multiple times. Had Bill done like me and always chose masturbation over a mistress, as I’ve suggested in the past, then he would have never been in that mess.
The MOMENT I was waiting for during the entire speech was for Bill Clinton to once again acknowledge his ultimate mistake of adultery and state that, after what he put Hillary through, he is lucky to still have her as his wife.
Pictured above was Hillary at her strongest, when she stood behind her man after she knew he cheated on her. And I wanted to hear from Bill that she was so strong and committed to her relationship with him that instead of seeking divorce, she took another route: She stayed with Bill, and fixed the marriage.
Make no mistake, I’m not saying divorce is the easy route. And every situation is different. But in my view it’s a very difficult process to fix a relationship that stands on thin ice, yet Hillary and Bill made it work. That’s rare today.
In a nutshell, I feel strong leaders don’t run from an issue. They find a way to fix it. What better way to express Hillary’s strength than with the analogy of Bill’s promiscuity?
I’ll give Bill Clinton a ‘B+’ for his speech, but I still feel cheated by him, just as Hillary did.
To give him an ‘A,’ I needed that one moment.