5 things people are saying about Bill Clinton’s speech

Pundits called the former president’s address to the Democratic National Convention among his best speeches, while others attacked its length and self-indulgence. Either way, it distracted from a potential PR nightmare for the Democrats.

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Either way, the 40-minute, policy-heavy address electrified the DNC.

Here’s what people are saying about today:

His facts were mostly correct. Associated Press fact-checkers hammered GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan last week for telling a few tall-tales during his speech to the Republican National Convention. The AP didn’t spare Clinton, noting that he stretched the truth on claims of Obama’s bipartisanship, health care savings thanks to Obamacare, and his own economic credentials as president. However, Bloomberg News stressed that most of the other big points—particularly the one in which he compared job growth under Republican and Democratic administrations—were true.

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