Former Democratic National Committee secretary Alice Germond, 73, of West Hollywood:
On the speech: “I thought it was warm, I thought it was caring, I thought it was smart and I thought it just hit all the right buttons. It wasn’t negative, it wasn’t angry, it wasn’t bitter. It had humor, it had laughter. I just thought she did a great job.”
On the experience: “There’s just been sort of those poignant moments, where you look up, somebody says something up on the stage or sitting next to you or you see a little glimmer or a kid and you go, 'Oh God, we just nominated the first woman of a major party,'” Germond said. “It’s sort of breathtaking. It hits you in waves.