“I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that’s a good thing.”
It was one of Hillary’s strongest lines from the debate, especially because it was devoid of the numbers and facts that have padded the rest of her campaign speeches.
The line was strong for two reasons. First, it turned one of her greatest criticisms – a calculating, reticent attitude – into a testament of presidential character. Second, it attacked Donald Trump on a key issue to undecided voters. He wasn’t just sexist, racist, or greedy – he was unqualified for a job that requires more preparation than any other.