Speaking from the Democrat Convention in Philadelphia, former President Bill Clinton did his best to humanize his wife and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton during a primetime address Tuesday night.
Awkwardly, Clinton started his remarks by talking about how he "met a girl" back in 1971.
"In the spring of 1971, I met a girl. The first time I saw her we were appropriately enough in a class on political and civil rights. She had big blonde hair, big glasses," Clinton said. "She exuded this sense of strength and self possession that I found magnetic. After the class, I followed her out intending to introduce myself. I got close enough to touch her back but I couldn't do it. Somehow I knew this would not be just another tap on the shoulder, that I might be starting something I couldn't stop."
Everyone was relieved when Bill finally revealed he was talking about Hillary.
Bill Clinton starts his speech by description how he stalked/courted Hillary. pic.twitter.com/k3SHx2HsXL— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 27, 2016
Bill Clinton met a girl in the spring of 1971, and every spring after that. #DNCinPHL— Jack (@Mr_Fastbucks) July 27, 2016
In another uncomfortable and highly transparent moment, Bill framed his relationship with Hillary as a longtime love story with a "lifetime of memories."
"I asked her to take a walk with me to the Yale Art Museum. We’ve been walking and talking and laughing together ever since.” —@BillClinton— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 27, 2016
Are they seriously trying to turn this into a Bill and Hillary love story? Come on! Really? #DemsinPhilly— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 27, 2016
I'll leave you with this:
Bill Clinton has been repeatedly accused of rape & was impeached as president, yet here he is as a hero of the Democrat Party. #DemsinPhilly— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 27, 2016