Category: Bill Clinton

Final Argument: Tone

I waited a while to write this post about Bill Clinton’s speech to the DNC. I wanted to wait and ruminate on it rather than praise it just because I am a liberal Democrat and loved all his political arguments. As a trial lawyer, I am more interested in the tone he used in the speech. It was classic Clinton who never met an audience he didn’t love. He was always friendly, used his southern drawl to best effect and even when attacking his opponents it never sounded harsh or nasty but rather almost apologetic for them being so incompetent.