She’s got itPosted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This is the Hillary that we once knew — a dynamic speaker, a leader, and ultimately, finally, a uniter: “Were you in this campaign for me, or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him, that young mom with cancer, that young boy and his mom surviving on minimum wage? Were you in it for all those people who feel invisible?”
Talking Points Memo called Hillary’s Tuesday night keynote speech “powerful” — and how can you argue that?
For me, my faith in Hillary has been restored, if not my faith in all of her supporters or her choice in friends from earlier this year (the execrable trio of Mark Penn, Harold Ickes and Howard Wolfson, and the incompetent Terry McAuliffe).
This is a person who has long had to make the best of situations that may not be the best for her personally, but may be the best for others, for the party, for the country — a classic Spock-like case of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few (or the one). That’s a hero.