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america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> hillary clinton accepts the democratic nomination, the most important speech of her life. did it do enough to bounce back against donald trump? new reaction ahead. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start" live from the not cnn grill. i'm john berman. >> did you lift a glass from the cnn grill? >> not cnn grill. i'm john berman. >> five finger discount over here. i'm christine romans, it is friday july 29, 3:00 a.m. in the east, we are in new york, but oh, what a big night. when there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. hillary clinton on what politically speaking was the biggest night of her life, a night in which history was made in this country. never before had a woman accepted her party's nomination for president and never before had hillary clinton had so much to do in one 60-minute address. make herself relatable to a
country that somehow doesn't quite know her after a quarter century in the spotlight, make herself seem honest to a voting population that doesn't quite trust her after a summer of scandal, and most of all, make herself seem like a better option than donald trump. and that, she did with gusto. >> powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. bonds of trust and respect are fraying. we have to decide whether we will all work together so we can all rise together. >> cnn's phil mattingly was there. he joins us now. good morning, phil. >> reporter: listed off that checklist, it was quite a heavy expectations list of things to try and accomplish there. she went into this speech today and hillary clinton really attacked it with a mix of optimism but also sharp attacks on donald trump, trying to make very clear that this election is
not necessarily about hillary clinton, it's about whether donald trump has the temperament to be in office. and she's obviously clearly coming down on the side of no. but again, compared to last week, it's worth looking at the tone. one where hillary clinton was stressing unity. take a listen. >> none of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community, or lift a country totally alone. america needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents, our ambition to making our nation better and stronger. i believe that with all my heart. a country where the economy works for everyone, not just those at the top. a country where all our children can dream and those dreams are within reach. and yes, where love trumps hate.
that's the country we're fighting for. that's the future we're working toward. >> reporter: guys, it's no small task trying to follow two of probably the better or best orators in the party's history and her husband and barack obama. that's exactly what hillary clinton tried to do. and he got good, more or less, good marks afterwards. bernie sanders coming out, somebody who she gave quite a nod to during the course of the speech, congratulating her on historic achievement, saying in a tweet this morning that they would be stronger together, yet barack obama also taking to twitter to congratulate her. guys, there are now 102 days to the election day, not that anybody here is counting. no question at all, this is going to be a very divisive and attack-heavy campaign, but hillary clinton really trying to set the tone on her big night, a very historic night, at least trying to make this a choice about donald trump or her. and very clearly, she thinks
she's the one that's going to win of guys. >> all right, phil mattingly finally got inside after three nights of being outdoors at the democratic convention. thanks so much, phil. joining us to discuss, we are joined by cnn political analyst josh rogan, a columnist of the "washington post," cnn political commentators, two of our best, bob beckel and john phillips, talk radio host at kabc and a donald trump supporter, bob beckel, we have an instant poll from the speech itself. now, granted a lot of people who watch were democrats and hillary clinton supporters but the reaction very positive. 71% had a very positive reaction. only 12% had a negative reaction. more importantly, bob, what was your reaction? >> my reaction was that this was a very good speech. she covered a lot of territory, but she is who she is. i mean, she's not going to be able to deliver a speech the way her husband does or the way barack obama does. that's not her forte, particularly in a room like that, but i think what she very clearly outlined here was this is about donald trump.
schgs anything else, she went through all the policy and you have but she made the point, you really think donald trump ought to be president of the united states? you want him in the oval office? and i think that's what it's going to come down to in the end-she talked about his temperament, temperaturementall unfit to be president. listen to her make the case. >> so just ask yourself, do you really think donald trump has the temperament to be commander in chief? donald trump can't even handle the rough and tumble of a presidential campaign. he loses his cool at the slightest provocation. when he's gotten a tough question from a reporter, when he's challenged in a debate, when he sees a protester at a rally, imagine, if you dare, imagine him in the oval office
facing a real crisis. a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. you are a trump supporter, i'll let you react to that one. >> she gave a perfectly acceptable speech and she contrasted herself with donald trump, but she was going to do that anyway if she didn't drop any f bombs or a plot on the kennedy assassination. i think she had two different goals in this speech and i'm not sure she accomplished them. she had to go out there and give people who don't think she's an honest person a reason to rethink their position. she also had to go out there and excite the base. one of the reasons barack obama was so successful back in 2008 was he excited minority voters and young voters and gay and lesbian voters to go and turn out in record numbers. if she's going to win this time around, she's going to have to do the same thing. i'm not sure she accomplished that. >> she did want to go out and paint a contrast. this was very much to me a reaction to last week.
i'm not sure she would have given this speech had last week not happened the way it did. she said at one point, you know, that was, you know, ronald reagan talked about morning in america and donald trump talked about midnight in america and she worked very hard to be optimistic and praise the united states. play sound byte number five, guys. >> we have the most dynamic and diverse people in the world. we have the most tolerant and generous young people we've ever had. we have the most powerful military, the most innovative entrepreneurs, the most enduring values. freedom and equality, justice and opportunity, don't let anyone tell you that our country is weak. we're not. don't let anyone tell you we
don't have what it takes. we do. and most of all, don't believe anyone who says, "i alone can fix it". >> josh rogan, she went on to say what about the troops, what about the police officers who wake up every day, went on to list the people who give so much to the country. again, this was a deliberate effort, i think, to contrast herself to what we saw last week. >> that's exactly right. you get the sense that if aliens came down from space and watched the trump convention and then came back and watched the philadelphia clinton convention, they would think people were talking about two different countries. there was no overlap. and this was a theme that you saw over and over again this week, bill clinton said this, president obama said this, they said the picture of reality that the trump campaign is drawing for everyone is just simply not correct. and in turn, if you read trump's statement, it's a statement by steven miller, trump campaign policy advisor, after the speech, it said, in part, it's about hillary's speech, he said
it's a speech delivered from a fantasy universe, not the reality we live in today. so, they're both presenting their visions of what's going on for regular americans. they can't both be right. and it remains to be seen which one voters will believe. >> you know, it was interesting because she's not saying everything's perfect. she's saying that together, you know -- together we address these challenges, and let's play the sound byte where she talks about how america's not afraid. i think it's number two. >> we are not afraid. we will rise to the challenge just as we always have. we will not build a wall. instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one. and we'll build a path to citizenship for millions of
immigrants who are already contributing to our economy. we will not ban a religion. we will work with all americans and our allies to fight and defeat terrorism. >> bob beckel, she's directly talking about policy proposals from donald trump, the very policy proposals that have made him so popular to his supporters. >> i'm sorry, you're looking at me -- >> that's all right. >> i'm sorry. hi. we were in philly too long. listen, she -- i think she took trump apart, piece by piece, the way she should have. and contrasted herself with him the way she should have. one of the comments about exciting the base, she's not necessarily going to excite the base. trump's going to excite the base. and i'll tell you, you want to get people in the base to come
out, all you got to do is wave donald trump in front of them and they'll be out there. i will guarantee you the longest lines will be in hispanic precincts and black precincts in this country because they want to come out and vote against donald trump. maybe not necessarily enthusiastically for hillary clinton, but certainly against donald trump. >> all right. we got a lot more to discuss, guys. stick around. hillary clinton, as we said, trying to, in a way, reintroduce herself to the country or, as she said, maybe introduce herself for the first time. did it work? we'll discuss. "why are you checking your credit score?" "you don't want to live with mom and dad forever, do you?"
all right, the closing night of the democratic national convention, politics-palooza coming to an end. that night last night to bolster hillary clinton's credentials to be commander in chief. at the same time, speakers tried to reintroduce her as a wife, a mother, as a woman. we'll bring back our panel. josh, overall, how did you rate her speech last night, her
performance last night? what letter grade do you give hillary clinton on arguably the most important 60 minutes of her life? >> it was definitely a b plus, a minus. she exceeded expectations. she didn't make any big errors. she came across as relatively genuine and authentic for hillary clinton. she noted that, in her career in public service, the public part has always been difficult for her and that's true, if you talk to people who have been following her and dealing with her, she's never, ever liked doing speeches, but she's worked hard to get better at it. she hit all the points. i thought she went a little long. you know, i thought it could have been a little bit tighter, but overall, you know, no big mistakes, she made her arguments, she had the crowd with her throughout the whole thing, you got to give her relatively high marks. >> now, that's hillary clinton. hillary clinton undoubtedly the headliner last night and it's hard to believe anybody else could breakthrough on a night when the nominee his or herself speaks but someone did
breakthrough and khizr khan, the father of an officer who was serving in iraq, an officer who was muslim who joined after 9/11 to go fight, and this man was absolutely scathing toward donald trump and had that entire audience, and i think a lot of the viewing public watching in kind of stunned silence. let's watch him. >> donald trump, you're asking americans to trust you with their future. let me ask you, have you even read the united states constitution? i will -- i will gladly lend you my copy. >> you know, and then he said to donald trump, have you ever even been to arlington national
cemetery. you have sacrificed no one and nothing, he said. you know, john phillips, you're a donald trump supporter, how does donald trump respond to that? >> well, that was the theme of each convention, wasn't it? each side presented the other side in that light. it was hitler versus bambi. in the republican convention, we had all the people who were killed by illegal aliens, references to police officers that were killed in the line of duty. when you go to the democratic party convention, you get the flipside of that, the mothers whose children were killed by gun violence, you had this man, so you have the two different narratives that are being put out there and as josh said, two completely different world views. >> and that's what you get from conventions, right. you get the presentation of the party, you get what the candidate's package is and what the support -- the tones of each were so incredibly difficult. bob beckel, i want to listen to chelsea clinton because she introduced her mom last night and chelsea clinton's somebody who grew up in the white house and notoriously prooit but she is a mother, a proud daughter,
and let's listen to what she taukds about how her mother does it. her whole life, her mother has been on the front page. listen. >> people ask me all the time, how did she do it? how does she keep going amid the sound and the fury of politics? here's how. it's because she never, ever forgets who she's fighting for. >> how do you think she helped humanize, make her mom more relatable last night? was she successful? >> i think it was a wise decision on their part to have her introduce her. she did not necessarily come across as an arkansas kid, you know? it's a new york child. but i think it was the right thing to do. but look, humanizing hillary clinton is an important thing to do, but dehumanizing donald trump is the most important thing to do for the democrats. and i think in terms of that, and particularly national security issues, trump thinks he's got the corner on that. i don't think he does at all.
in fact, in the end, i think it's going to be the national security issues that bring trump down. >> and again, we'll play this later in the show but general john allen gave the kind of speech you don't normally see at a democratic convention so we'll get to that in a little bit. stick around, guys. we do have some breaking news this morning two police officers shot in san diego. we'll give you to new breaking details next.
residents in the city's south crest area have been ordered to shelter in place. officials say the condition of the two officers, unknown at this point. we're going to bring you the latest details as we get them in here all right. 26 minutes past the hour. the sky is the limit. hillary clinton making history, accepting the democratic nomination for president. did she do enough? did she do enough to convince americans to unify behind her? that's next.
and so, my friends, it is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> all right, hillary clinton accepts the democratic nomination for president, urging americans to work together. attacking donald trump's vision
of a divided america. did it work? welcome back to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. about 30 minutes past the hour, live from the not cnn grill here where the party doesn't continue. >> he spilled water all over. >> long night. all right, america, what did you think? what a close to four action packed days in philadelphia after hearing from current presidents, former presidents, generals, sports stars, musicians, mothers, daughters, even god if you count the voice of morgan freeman. in the end, the only voice that really matters was that of hillary clinton, making history as the first woman to accept her party's nomination. in the end, it is her speech which will determine whether this was a successful convention, her speech that could determine whether americans decide they know her enough after 25 years in the spotlight and trust her enough after questions about e-mails and honesty. but perhaps more than anything, she said, enough is enough when it comes to donald trump. >> powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart.
bonds of trust and respect are fraying. we have to decide whether we will all work together so we can all rise together. >> cnn's phil mattingly joining us now, live from inside the hall. phil, where i imagine they're sweeping up this morning. >> reporter: they're sweeping up, and it doesn't look like we're having nearly as much fun as they're currently having in the cnn grill. but you guys weren't even willing to stick around for it. no, look, just a few hours ago behind me, it was a big moment in every sense of the word. obviously historic, obviously a moment that hillary clinton, despite her very long service in public service hasn't had a lot of, that huge political speech. and dmo question about it. she went after donald trump, point by point, trying to attack him, saying he was temperamentally unfit to sit in office. but what we got a lot more of was kind of the counterargument of what we heard one week ago in
cleveland, an optimistic, steady, calm kind of outlining of why an increasingly diverse country can unify. take a listen. >> none of us can build a business, heal a community, or lift a country totally alone. america needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents, our ambition to making our nation better and stronger. i believe that with all my heart. a country where the economy works for everyone, not just those at the top. a country where all our children can dream and those dreams are within reach. and yes, where love trumps hate. that's the country we're fighting for. that's the future we're working
toward. >> reporter: now, guys, the reality is this. was it the flashiest speech? no. was it kind of the best given speech? no. when you're following bill clinton, barack obama, two of kind of the greatest orators in the democratic party's history, that's going to be hard to top, but what it was, and what clinton's advisors said repeatedly they wanted it to be was an opportunity for hillary clinton to lay out her case on her own, just under an hour of speaking, and it was well received. when you talk to democrats here, they were very happy with how it turned out. you had bernie sanders taking to twitter to congratulate hillary clinton and it's worth noting, hillary clinton gave quite a nod to sanders and his supporters, saying that they all needed tofy, saying she heard them, hoping to bring the democratic party together. barack obama also taking to dwit twitter to congratulate the woman he wants to relace him. but before any of that can happen, 102 days, that's what we've got left, you know, there's going to be tens of millions if not hundreds of millions of dollars spent on tv
advertising, it's only going to get increasingly uglier on the campaign trail. that much, you know. but at least in the last two weeks, we've seen the arguments from both sides, they could not be more different from one another. now it's just going to be a matter of which one the voters gravitate to in the next couple months. >> the morning of the last night of the convention, it's always so sad to see the empty floor behind you. the dropping of the balloons is such a great moment. >> faded feathers in her hair. oh, barry manilow. >> it's sort of like that. >> joining us to discuss the last night of the democratic national convention, cnn political analyst josh rogan the john phillips, talk radio host of kabc, donald trump supporter. let's talk about what she accomplished last night. she had to be relatable. she had to sort of reintroduce herself to america after 25 years of knowing her, of course. she also had to take a big dig at donald trump and that he's not going to be suitable for this office, and that she had a
moment where she talked about how bigotry is no joke. the donald trump phenomenon is no joke. let's listen to her make that case. >> for the past year, many people made the mistake of laughing off donald trump's comments, excusing him as an entertainer just putting on a show. they thought he couldn't possibly mean all the horrible things he says. like when he called women pigs or said that an american judge couldn't be fair because of his mexican heritage. or when he mocks and mimics a reporter with a disability or insults prisoners of war like john mccain, a hero and a patriot who deserves our respect. but here's the sad truth. there is no other donald trump. this is it. >> john phillips, you're a donald trump supporter. we've heard all of this from --
donald trump has said all these things, right, and we're going to hear more of it as we get closer to the general election. you know, donald trump has given the ammunition to her, all the ammunition to her that she needs. >> well, she tipped her hand tonight and as bob beckel said, we know where this campaign is going. they're going to rip each other's throats out. they're two extremely unpopular politicians, her story line is going to be that he is -- doesn't have the temperament to be president. and his story line is going to be that she's a pathological liar. and i don't think they've -- either one of them has hit rock bottom yet with their negatives. we've seen the negative tone of the conventions in terms of going after the opponent. just wait until the independent groups start buying ad time on television and radio and newspapers and really taking the gloves off, because they don't have to play by the same rules as the candidates themselves. this thing going to get really, really nasty. >> we have a lot to look forward to. john phillips there with the tease of coming attractions. but josh, john has a point in
the sense that this was an acceptance speech at a convention that dealt more with the opponent than i'm used to hearing. i mean, you know, you almost always get a reference or two, but this was maybe half of it and a lot of it was pretty scathing. >> and it wasn't just the speech, it was the entire convention and they did this very strategically. demographic group by demographic group, people with disabilities, hispanics, millennials, women, muslims, and i think this is when you see the parents of captain khan, you know, talk about how muslims have been affected, i think that's something that transcends each candidate, that transcends the parties, and people, you know, that i talked to out there, especially in the muslim community, this resonates with them. and the polls traditionally don't account for minorities, muslims, these groups with r not terribly politically active, but this is the chance that maybe they were watching, maybe hillary clinton connected with them. so i think it's -- yes, it's a race to the bottom and everyone's going negative but
this is also a smart strategy for the clinton campaign because they're peeling off these groups one by one. >> you mentioned captain khan. i'd like to listen to that sound since you brought it up here. this is the father of u.s. soldier who was killed lambasting donald trump, talking about just this imagery of, has he ever been to arlington cemetery, has he ever sacrificed anything. let's listen to him say that. >> have you ever been to arlington cemetery? go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending united states of america. you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. you have sacrificed nothing and no one. we cannot solve -- we cannot
solve our problems by building walls, sowing division. >> john phillips, that was a pretty powerful moment. a lot of people are talking about that this morning. >> i think in many ways, hillary's surrogates get a better job of selling hillary than hillary hirs. and this is going back to that 2008 strategy of making sure that minority voters, that people that turned out in record numbers for barack obama go out and turn out for hillary clinton. and i think there's worry on the clinton campaign that that will play itself out. it reminds me, going back to the o.j. trial when marcia clark didn't take the advice of their jury consultants who said, whatever you do, do not pick minority jurors because they're going to vote against you. she thought black women would vote with the prosecution because they would go on the jury and vote their gender. they didn't. they went on the jury and they voted their race. so, i think that hillary clinton, in many ways, sees the gender issue is not playing the decisive role this time around that race may have played back
in 2008. so she's getting surrogates to go out there and speak up on her behalf. >> nevertheless, she is talking about gender, talking about the historic nature of her nomination more than ever. i mean, certainly more than she ever did in 2008 and to an extent more than she has on the campaign trail to date, and it was one of the more memorable moments of the speech last night in which she talked about ceilings. let's listen to that. >> tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union. the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. standing here as my mother's daughter and my daughter's mother, i'm so happy this day has come. when there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. so, let's keep going. let's keep going until everyone of the 161 million women and girls across america has the
opportunity she deserves to have. >> josh rogan, i want to make one observation before i forget. watching her speech after the fact, her speech actually cuts up into sound bytes more than any we've heard over the last two weeks. it may not have had the impact in to to at the moment in delivery, but it lives on in tv the next day and no doubt in commercials coming forward. she actually had more discrete sound bytes than any of the other people we heard. >> this is the mark of a well written speech. she spent the whole day huddled in her philadelphia hotel room with her speech writers, revising, making sure everything was perfect. it was crafted in such a way to give everybody their three paragraphs. whoever you are out there in tv land, you got three paragraphs that you can take home and say, oh yeah, she's speaking to me. now, as for the women, focusing on the historical nature of a woman becoming president, sure, i think the clinton people will openly say that in 2008, they felt like they didn't focus on that enough in their battle with
barack obama, they regret not focusing on that more. i think you see a lot of changes from 2008. another one was gun control. a lot of talk about gun control. a lot of what she said about it resonated well in the hall. 2008, you never heard her talk about that. so it just shows that the democratic party is more comfortable speaking up for its values and drawing those distinctions and national security is the other one. because what is captain khan's parents -- what are they saying? they're saying, don't trust the military to donald trump, and usually, in 2012, 2008, the republicans would have the edge on national security, but now that's flipped. mostly because donald trump says crazy things about national security all the time. he was at an event in iowa complaining that america was not allowed to water board terrorists at the moment that captain khan's parents were speaking. think about that for a second. that'll tell you all you need to know about the national security discussion. >> i think the gender issue also piggybacks on what we heard earlier in the convention which is that hillary clinton is a change agent. well, she's a change agent that's been around for decades in the world of politics. she's really the machine
politician where it's her turn to run. so, if you're going to try to sell her as a change agent, you have to sell the demographic change t fact that we've never had a woman nominated bay major political party. >> that's try. >> that whole change-maker thing, you remember those things you wore on your belt. they should have been passing those out. >> that's good. >> somebody need quarters for the parking meter? >> for the laundry. change-maker. >> two dimes and a nickel for a quarter, vote for me. all right. on that note, hillary clinton making her pitch for the economy, because she can make change, sounding a lot like bernie sanders who obviously liked everything she had to say. maybe not in that picture. we'll break it down next.
not pad executive bonuses, join us. if you believe that every man, woman, and child in america has the right to affordable health care, join us. if you believe we should expand social security and protect a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, then join us. if you believe that your working mother, wife, sister, or daughter deserves equal pay, join us. that's how we're going to make sure this economy works for everyone, not just those at the top. >> also, if you supported bernie sanders, join me now, please. whatever else you're doing, come vote for me. a big part of the speech last night directed squarely at the supporters of bernie sanders. we saw lots of cut aways from
him in the audience. he cheered when she brought up issues that were important to him. obviously, they worked very hard together to work out a party platform to make him and his supporters happy. let's bring back josh rogan and john phillips to discuss this. let's play one bit of sound where she actually outright mentions bernie sanders by name and makes an overture to his supporters. >> and i want to thank bernie sanders. bernie, your campaign inspired millions of americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. you put economic and social justice issues front and center
where they belong. and to all of your supporters here and around the country, i want you to know, i've heard you. your cause is our cause. . >> now, there was a smattering, by the way, we should mention, there were protesters who were actually, you know, making noise throughout much of hillary clinton's speech. they were drowned out by hillary clinton supporters, and whenever it started, they started chanting hillary hillary or usa. something else that was interesting about this speech, hillary clinton talked about compromise in reaching out across the aisle more than anyone had talked about in this convention or certainly the last convention and while she made that overture and it was part of her rhetoric, the policy, josh, decidedly left and uncompromising. >> and just a little bit of color for the viewers. my friend who was in the california delegation, one of the most boisterous bro-bernie
delegations said they made an effort to put all the clinton people up front and put the bernie people in the back rows and then spread them out and then they had the whips come around and make sure they weren't organizing everything. so it just shows you after the whole week of unity, there was tension inside and touds hall. when hillary clinton talks, she speak as if, sure, she agrees with everything that bernie sanders says, but whether or not she's actually going to do that is -- when she's president is the big question and the smart money says no. and dp we look at her actual actions, you know, she chose a vice president who was not a favorite of the progressive left. all of the people around her, she incorporated the bernie people who were like smart on youth organization and digital stuff but not really the policy people so she's projecting a very progressive sort of leftist pro-bernie message but she's still hillary clinton. she's a centrist candidate, going to be a centrist leader on foreign policy, on economic policy, that's who she is. that's not going to change.
>> even if you look at student loans, he pulled her way to the left on student loans and president obama did a big student loan redo with, you know, like with three or four years ago with helping kids pay back their debt more easily. but she's talking about debt -- graduating debt-free. he was talking about free college, but even two years of free community college was something congress was aun able to do. >> she moved to the left on minimum wage, public option, she made all these kprimss in the rhetoric and they're in the platform too. the platform, as of right now, is totally overtaken by events. it's obsolete. >> she also made a big effort on the subject of the economy because she's losing to donald trump on some economic issues to, go after him as a businessman directly. let's play a little bit of sound. >> that sales pitch he's making to be president, put your faith in him and you'll win big, that's the same sales pitch he made to all those small
businesses. then trump walked away and left working people holding the bag. he also talks a big game about putting america first. well, please explain what part of america first leads him to make trump ties in china, not colorado, trump suits in mexico, not michigan, trump furniture in turkey, not ohio, trump picture frames in india, not wisconsin. donald trump says he wants to make america great again. well, he could start by actually making things in america again. >> john phillips, first of all, i'm sure it was pure coincidence she mentioned four swing states there. michigan and wisconsin. but you know, hitting donald trump right in the business gut, as it were. >> yeah. well, that was the entire reason that michael bloomberg's invitation didn't get lost in the mail this year. but i don't know if this is the way to attack him, because he
has spent decades branding himself in the public as a successful business person. on prime time television, in books, in seminars. this guy is known as being a successful guy, a guy whose names are on buildings and major cities all over the country. i just don't think it is going to be very effective. >> what they're going to try to spin for the next few weeks is that he's only out for himself, puts his names on buildings. >> hillary clinton specifically said, i didn't grow up with my name on a building. "early start" continues after a break. don't go anywhere. . . .
america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> hillary clinton accepts the democratic nomination for president. this was the most important speech of her life. new reaction ahead. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. >> good morning. >> good morning. it's friday, july 29th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. we are live here not in the cnn grill. there are no ceilings. sky's the limit. hillary clinton with the biggest single night of her life. a night in which history was made. never before had a woman accepted a party's nomination for president and never before had hillary clinton so much to do in one 60-minute address. make herself relatable. make