Hillary Clinton gave a powerful and compelling speech last night at the Democratic National Convention.
The boom of applause and cheering for Hillary was simply amazing. Hillary was honest, funny and engaging through out the speech. In her speech she puts her full support behind Barack Obama which she hadn't done in such a forthright manner. Check out the speech for yourself. I so love that sassy lady.
: Clinton to End Historic Bid for White House, Back Rival Obama. Read the article here!
Hillary responds in an email sent to her supporters:
I wanted you to be one of the first to know: on Saturday, I will hold an event in Washington D.C. to thank everyone who has supported my campaign. Over the course of the last 16 months, I have been privileged and touched to witness the incredible dedication and sacrifice of so many people working for our campaign. Every minute you put into helping us win, every dollar you gave to keep up the fight meant more to me than I can ever possibly tell you.
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party's nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.
When I decided to run for president, I knew exactly why I was getting into this race: to work hard every day for the millions of Americans who need a voice in the White House.
I made you -- and everyone who supported me -- a promise: to stand up for our shared values and to never back down. I'm going to keep that promise today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.
I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes are too high and the task before us too important to do otherwise.
I know as I continue my lifelong work for a stronger America and a better world, I will turn to you for the support, the strength, and the commitment that you have shown me in the past 16 months. And I will always keep faith with the issues and causes that are important to you.
In the past few days, you have shown that support once again with hundreds of thousands of messages to the campaign, and again, I am touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness.
I can never possibly express my gratitude, so let me say simply, thank you.
Hillary stopped by Ellen's show on Monday. It was a great interview that you should check out. Some folks I know have already begun to jump ship in their support for Hillary. I still think our gal has a chance. It isn't over yet!
Hillary Clintonappeared on Saturday Night Live last night. Her appearance is ahead of the March 4th elections which will be the deciding factor in her push for the White House. The skit was all about how Obama has been given an easier way with the media during both candidate's campaign run. Amy Poehler played Hillary brilliantly. It got even better when Hillary joined Amy on stage. The clip below is Hillary's bit only. The full skit can be found after the jump...
To her longtime friends, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sounds unusually philosophical on the phone these days. She rarely uses phrases like “when I’m president” anymore. Somber at times, determined at others, she talks to aides and confidants about the importance of focusing on a good day’s work. No drapes are being measured in her mind’s eye, they say.
And Mrs. Clinton has begun thanking some of her major supporters for helping her run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“When this is all over, I’m really looking forward to seeing you,” she told one of those supporters by phone the other day.
Mrs. Clinton has not given up, in her head or her heart, her quest to return to the White House, advisers say. But as resolute as she is, she no longer exudes the supreme confidence that was her trademark before the first defeat, in Iowa in January. And then there were more humbling blows, aides say: replacing her campaign manager on Feb. 10, then losing the Wisconsin primary and her hold on the women’s vote there last Tuesday.
If she is not temperamentally suited to reckon with the possibility of losing quite yet, advisers say, she is also a cold, hard realist about politics — at some point, she is known to say, someone will win and someone will not.
I'm a fan of Hillary Clinton. If you've been to my site, you have seen that I support her and would love to see her get the Democratic nomination. I'm not opposed to reading criticism of dear Hillary, though. It's all fair at this point. We must consider all sides. This isn't a game anymore. This is a race to see who will become the next president. For the last 8 years we've been under an administration with a puppet behind the wheel. The next president should actually have some character and merit. The ALWAYS outspoken and over the top feminist critic and author Camille Paglia, wrote an editorial piece about Mrs. Clinton that is getting a ton of publicity. (Read it here.)
Camille says of Hillary: "Hillary's willingness to tolerate Bill's compulsive philandering is a function of her general contempt for men. She distrusts them and feels morally superior to them. Following the pattern of her long-suffering mother, she thinks it is her mission to endure every insult and personal degradation for a higher cause -- which, unlike her self-sacrificing mother, she identifies with her near-messianic personal ambition.
It's no coincidence that Hillary's staff has always consisted mostly of adoring women, with nerdy or geeky guys forming an adjunct brain trust. Hillary's rumored hostility to uniformed military men and some Secret Service agents early in the first Clinton presidency probably belongs to this pattern. And let's not forget Hillary, the governor's wife, pulling out a book and rudely reading in the bleachers during University of Arkansas football games back in Little Rock.
Hillary's disdain for masculinity fits right into the classic feminazi package, which is why Hillary acts on Gloria Steinem like catnip. Steinem's fawning, gaseous New York Times op-ed about her pal Hillary this week speaks volumes about the snobby clubbiness and reactionary sentimentality of the fossilized feminist establishment, which has blessedly fallen off the cultural map in the 21st century. History will judge Steinem and company very severely for their ethically obtuse indifference to the stream of working-class women and female subordinates whom Bill Clinton sexually harassed and abused, enabled by look-the-other-way and trash-the-victims Hillary.
How does all this affect the prospect of a Hillary presidency? With her eyes on the White House, Hillary as senator has made concerted and generally successful efforts to improve her knowledge of and relationship to the military -- crucial for any commander-in-chief but especially for the first female one. However, I remain concerned about her future conduct of high-level diplomacy. Contemptuous condescension seems to be Hillary's default mode with any male who criticizes her or stands in her way. It's a Nixonian reflex steeped in toxic gender bias. How will that play in the Muslim world?"
Camille does not stop there. It's an interesting read and definitely worth thinking about. I can't say that I agree with Camille but I've always admired how she puts her neck out there and gives hard thought to what is current and meaningful. That being said, I want Hillary to win. Despite what this highly opinionated woman has to say, I think Hillary would be a great candidate to bring change. However, in the end, I will support Obama if he does get the nomination. It's time to have a Democrat in office. Now is the time to end the eight years of Republican rule and work to regain some semblance of decency in our haggard country.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will control the airwaves for all TV stations in Iowa this evening. Hillary's message is aimed at Iowans who will have the first opportunity to vote for their Presidential favorite tomorrow. Since 1972, the Iowa caucus has been the first major electoral event in the nominating process for President. The budget spent on the ad campaign topped out at $6.6 million. In the ad, Clinton says, "After all the town meetings, the pie and coffee, it all comes down to this: Who is ready to be president and ready to start solving the big challenges we face on Day 1?" Check it out.