Meanwhile, Wednesday night also featured a prime-time speech by Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, who spoke about the historic nature of their ticket.
Sen. Tim Kaine: “My fellow Democrats, this week we start the next chapter in our great and proud story. Thomas declared all men were equal, and Abigail remembered the women. Woodrow brokered the peace, and Eleanor broke down the barriers. Jack—Jack told us what to ask, and Lyndon answered the call. Martin had a dream, and Cesar y Dolores said, 'Sí se puede.' And Harvey gave his life. Bill—Bill built a bridge into the 21st century, and Barack gave us hope. And now Hillary is ready.”
During his speech, Senator Kaine also spoke about the nine months he spent with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras in 1980, saying, “I got a firsthand look at a different system: a dictatorship.” But what Kaine failed to mention, as professor Greg Grandin notes, is the U.S. role in the installation of that dictatorship and then backing it with millions in military funding. We’ll have more on Senator Kaine with Greg Grandin on Friday on Democracy Now!