Bill Clinton had a receptive audience when he took the stage on Day Two of the Democratic National Convention. The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia was still ripe with the emotion stirred up earlier in the evening when his wife became the first woman presidential nominee of a major party.
Bill told the story of their shared journey -- with a few notable omissions. He began with the oft-told tale of their courtship: "I asked her to take a walk with me to the Yale Art Museum. We've been walking and talking and laughing together ever since."
Still, Bill, whose relationship to the nominee is, let's say, complicated, didn't tell us as much as we learned about Hillary Clinton the night before. Even though the Clintons have been in the national spotlight incessantly since at least 1992, we continue to feel "we hardly know her," to borrow a phrase.
Yet on Monday, we were able to see the Democratic nominee in a new light thanks to testimony from an unlikely voice: first lady Michelle Obama. She did the impossible, making clear why Clinton was right for the country, with a needed human touch.