Hillary Clinton Promoted Unity

26 08 2008

I’ve been twittering with some of the Twitter posse about Hillary Clinton’s speech tonight. It was well-orchestrated, impassioned and she appeared extremely gracious and hit several political points that needed addressing.

There are several things she said I liked.

“My mother was born before women had the right to vote. My daughter was able to vote for her mother for President.”

I liked her statement, and I paraphrase, about being in it for the party or just in it for her. It was a strong passage to her supporters.

(Updated: Found the quote.)

I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?

Her speech may not change the PUMA issues but it was about unity and she delivered. By tomorrow morning, it will be back to politics as usual however, Hillary Clinton, tonight deserves kudos for a well structured speech.

She may not be president, but she was a leader tonight. And she created a new catch phrase with this:

“You haven’t worked so hard over the last 18 months, or endured the last eight years, to suffer through more failed leadership,” Clinton said. “No way. No how. No McCain.”

Tonight, Clinton gave a Vince Lombardi speech.

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26 08 2008
gavin

that ‘no mccain’ is so going to be bumper stickers and t-shirts. someone got themselves a white house job if they dems pull off the win.

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27 08 2008
Tits McGee

Agreed, emphatically.

I knew Hillary would deliver and still she surpassed my expectations. Her speech made me proud, as a woman, as a Democrat, and as an Obama supporter.

There’s every reason to think she can take the baton from Teddy Kennedy and become our next lion of the Senate.

27 08 2008
Beth

I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?

That quote WAS the genius moment of the speech. THAT was what gave pause to all the Hillary supporters. THAT is what brought it all home.

But, honestly, I don’t buy it — although she’s playing nice and towing the party line, she has every intention on running for president again and I don’t think she is willing to “wait her turn” for 2016.

27 08 2008
grandefille

Yes. I was so proud of and for her. And for all of us. If we can simply convince her to keep fighting to get the repairs made and the work done over the next eight years (and no question, it will require two terms to fix this hell, but it can be done), Obama can just toss her the keys in 2016 and say, “We did it together, ma’am. Now enjoy the fruits of your labor.”

I do wish she’d have paused during the “more … and less …” portion of her speech to let the delegates holler “NO WAY” or “NO HOW” after the “more …” part. If she had just adjusted her timing that brief bit to let the momentum get started and get them riled up, they’d probably have rushed the stage and created a mosh pit.

Keep going, y’all. Yes we ALL can.

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