Hillary Clinton made a great speech this week. Not what we were expecting, which was just a sturdy slog through the summer. Even though it was a policy address on national security that centered on the listing of six points, it was a super performance.
The bottom line was that America can choose her, or give the nuclear codes to a guy no sane person would put in charge of policing a parking lot.
And it drove the presumptive Republican nominee nuts.
“After what she said about me today in her phony speech, that was a phony speech, that was a Donald Trump hit job,” he howled to a rally in California. “I will say this! Hillary Clinton has to go to jail, OK? She has to go to jail — has to go! That was a phony hit job! She’s guilty as hell!”
It was a little less controlled than Trump’s Twitter response: “Bad performance by Crooked Hillary Clinton! Reading poorly from the telepromter! She doesn’t even look presidential!” But equally deep.