Here comes the frontrunner: unbidden, Hillary Clinton noted how her name has escaped the lips of some of her opponents. Well, she said, "I want a united Democratic party that will stand against the Republicans. For 15 years, I've stood against the right wing machine and knows how to come out stronger. If you want a winner, if you want to take them on, I'm your girl."

It was a cliche moment, a cheap applause line, clearly pre-fabricated, and it really worked. The crowd loved it.

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