On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton gave the keynote address at a fundraiser for one of the top pro-abortion groups in the country. One year to the date after she received an award from the radical pro-abortion group Emily’s List, the likely presidential candidate celebrated abortion along with the activists at the Emily’s List 30th Anniversary Conference and Gala in Washington, D.C.
But one Washington reporter says he did something unusual — twice — during the speech.
While hosting “With All Due Respect” Wednesday night, Bloomberg Politics host Mark Halperin ripped Hillary Clinton’s speech at an EMILY’s List event Tuesday night, saying he “fell asleep twice” during her “flat” address. In addition, Halperin told guest host Phil Mattingly that “if that’s the best she’s got, the country’s going to be sick of listening to her after a few months.”
MATTINGLY: Mark, does Hillary need to be more interesting than she was last night?
HALPERIN: I’m going to choose my words oh so carefully now. Yes she does. There were things she said last night that were inspirational, particularly for women who would like to see an EMILY’s List-backed candidate win, but if this e-mail candidate wasn’t going on, people would be saying after last night’s even was high-profile, home-est court advantage she could have and that was not a speech people want to hear.
Part of what the presidential race comes down to is who who do you want in your living room for four years? Who do you like? Who do you want to listen to?
She was flat, she was slow. At her best moments, she was not that interesting.
I fell asleep twice during this speech. I was tired, but I would not fall asleep during a Bill Clinton or a George Bush speech or a Barack Obama speech. She needs to be better. I don’t know if she was distracted or what, but if that’s the best she’s got, the country’s going to be sick of listening to her after a few months.