Tuesday, August 26, 2008

hillary clinton tells her supporters "NO MCCAIN"

she also wins the heart of the convention, transforms her essential image, and unifies the democratic party, all at the same time.

she is one amazingly powerful woman. i met her once, and her eyes were so intense. a scorpio you know... and such a scorpio... she overcame so much adversity, the misogyny from the media and endless other quarters, went through the heartbreak of losing, didn't even get the VP pick... and still, after all that... or perhaps because of it... came out the strongest, most dynamic and most inspiring person at that convention, and possibly in the party.

she's really an incredible role model. i thank the goddess that i get to live in a time and place in which such a person, such a woman, can have this much political power and respect, and inspire so many millions of people. 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling. i'm grateful that i got to watch that, tonight.

she rocks.

"I haven't spent the past 35 years in the trenches advocating for children, campaigning for universal health care, helping parents balance work and family, and fighting for women's rights at home and around the world ... to see another Republican in the White House squander the promise of our country and the hopes of our people.

"And you haven't worked so hard over the last 18 months, or endured the last eight years, to suffer through more failed leadership.

"No way. No how. No McCain."

(full speech transcript here)

watch the shorter video (3:14) here (via bbc)

and there's an awesome gothamist article about this here


Anonymous said...

Good to hear. Hillary Clinton, yes, wanted to win, but she's not heartless. She doesn't want to see McCain screw up America.

lia said...

yeah, like they keep saying... SHE has to live here the next 4 years too, and i'm pretty sure she'd rather not live under king george's successor...

lia said...

i cant wait to watch the debates... obama is going to CRUSH mccain.