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Week in review: Hillary still fails to capture hearts of independents

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While Hillary Clinton was able to assemble Hollywood stars, feminists and homosexuals to rally behind her during her convention speech, she failed to capture the hearts of those who actually decide in which direction the election swings--the Independents. Not bound by any party or candidate, Independents scrutinize candidates more than any other group, yet Clinton's generic message about open borders, heath care for all and protecting human rights didn't appear to resonate with Independents. This was evident by those who were the Wells Fargo Center that had several rows of seats empty. Clinton almost appeared to be pitching the message, "Elect me because I am a woman, and it's my turn."

                               Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest July 31, 2016


Newscast Media PHILADELPHIA—Hillary Clinton used the last day of the convention speech, to acknowledge Bernie Sanders' clout, when she made the public confession, "Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You’ve 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. Our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion. That’s the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for America. We wrote it together—now let’s go out there and make it happen together."


The fear the Democrats hold is that out of spite, Bernie's supporters will vote for Donald Trump and thrust him into the White House, as a way of sticking it to Hillary for what they consider was an unfair way in which she garnered the majority of super delegates during  the primary.


Here are some of the events that took place at the DNC on Hillary's big night:

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The late Martin Luther King's daughter, Bernice King, opens the last day of the convention with prayer.                                                       Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Three of the 14 Democratic women of the Senate who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Senator Barbara Boxer (in silver suit) said, "We, the Democratic women of the Senate, stand shoulder to shoulder with Hillary, resolved and ready to make her the next President of the United States of America,”

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Chelsea Clinton made a speech that was almost entirely flat, right before introducing her mother to the audience.  She talked about how she never had to worry about having food on the table, attending a good school, or worry about the neighborhood in which she played. Here is an excerpt from her speech:


"People ask me all the time, how does she do it? How does she keep doing, amid the sounds and the fury of politics? Here's how: It's because she never, ever forgets who she's fighting for. She's worked to make it easier for foster kids to be adopted, for our 9/11 first responders to get the health care they deserve. For women around the world to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to have more opportunities. Fights like these, they're what keep my mother going. They grab her heart and her conscience and they never, ever let go. That's who my mom is." Photo by Joseph Earnest



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Hillary Clinton's profile portrait Photo by Joseph Earnest



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Sheila E. is not only an incredible singer, she is also a gifted drummer who displayed her talent together the "E Family band" at the Democratic National ConventionPhoto by Joseph Earnest



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Because the convention attracted protestors, mostly the Bernie Sanders crowd, police was on patrol to curb any lawlessness in the city. Bernie Sanders' supporters ended up provoking a fight with police on the last day, such that the last subway station was closed, and attendees had to walk almost half a mile to the station at Oregon and Broadway to catch the subway on the northbound linesPhoto by Joseph Earnest


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Wells Fargo Center was the venue where the convention took place.Photo by Joseph Earnest



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Perhaps the most beautiful building in Philadelphia is City Hall. It was designed using the 17th century Baroque type of architecture that was invented by the greatest mind art and architecture has ever produced, GianLorenzo Bernini. During the Reformation, Protestantism threatened to overshadow Catholicism. It was during the late sixteenth century that a string of artists and architects emerged in Rome, led by Bernini, who pushed forward the Counter-reformation. So great was Bernini's art and architecture, that Sir. Christopher Wren traveled all the way to Rome from London to seek inspiration for a cathedral he built that would later become England's most glorious Christian edifice named St. Paul's. Bernini single-handedly is responsible for the current look of Rome, and at one time, even the pope himself, Pope Urban VIII, whose real name was Maffeo Barberini, declared that Bernini was the greatest man, and made the utterance to Bernini, "You are made for Rome, and Rome is made for you!" Since then, the French, Germans, English and even American architects would later adopt the Baroque style of architecture as shown above in Philly's City Hall's facade.Photo by Joseph Earnest




 Extra, extra, read all about it--Headlines of the week.Photo by Joseph Earnest



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Philadelphia by NightPhoto by Joseph Earnest

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