I thought she did a good job last night. It was heavy on the wonk side and not soaring rhetoric, but that’s what Ms. Clinton is known for and if she’d tried to emulate someone else’s style, it would have fallen flat.
She left it to others to do the “this is the Hillary Clinton I know,” including a video with a voice-of-God narration from Morgan Freeman and a warm and touching introduction from her daughter Chelsea. By the time we got around to the actual speech, though, I was done with the warm fuzzies and wanted to hear what she was planning and how she was hoping to get it done, and she did fine with it.
There was no escaping the historical context: the first woman nominated by a major party for president. But she made it seem like it was the most natural thing in the world, and that was the best part of it all.