Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits

Look, I wasn't a big Hillary fan from the start, but I became to realize what a force for the American people and the American Dream she really was. Anyone who could generate so much bile and venom from the Right had to be doing something correct. After Gov. Richardson stepped away from the race, I stayed on the sidelines, but there was a part of me that was pulling for Hillary. When Senator Obama became the presumptive there was no doubt in my mind that Hillary would be doing everything she could to ensure the election of Barack Obama. Last night, she proved that commitment is her reality as well as it should be all of ours:
Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our president.
Sen. Clinton didn't pull any punches. She said all the right things. And where the Right Winger mumble machine will pick nits all day long to create a narrative that doesn't exists, we all know exactly where Hillary stood last night, with the future of this country, and the citizenry she works so hard for everyday!
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 young boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?

We need leaders once again who can tap into that special blend of American confidence and optimism that has enabled generations before us to meet our toughest challenges. Leaders who can help us show ourselves and the world that with our ingenuity, creativity and innovative spirit, there are no limits to what is possible in America.

Now, this will not be easy. Progress never is. But it will be impossible if we don't fight to put a Democrat back into the White House.

We need to elect Barack Obama because we need a president who understands that America can't compete in the global economy by padding the pockets of energy speculators while ignoring the workers whose jobs have been shipped overseas. We need a president who understands that we can't solve the problems of global warming by giving windfall profits to the oil companies while ignoring opportunities to invest in the new technologies that will build a green economy.

We need a president who understands that the genius of America has always depended on the strength and vitality of the middle class.

Barack Obama began his career fighting for workers displaced by the global economy. He built his campaign on a fundamental belief that change in this country must start from the ground up, not the top down. And he knows government must be about "We the people" not "We the favored few."

And when Barack Obama is in the White House, he'll revitalize our economy, defend the working people of America, and meet the global challenges of our time. Democrats know how to do this. As I recall, we did it before with President Clinton and the Democrats. And if we do our part, we'll do it again with President Obama and the Democrats.
Hillary delivered, and tonight we begin to close the circle of Unity with the Spiel from President Clinton, and the coming out party of Sen Joe Biden.

Tomorrow the circle will be complete, when Senator Barack Obama delivers the most historic speech of this campaign.

It;s no wonder the Right is in a fury, they are beginning to realize what they are up against, and will do everything to create false memes and incoherent spin. Its all they got, cause when it comes to issues, they have no platform to stand on.


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