I thought Hillary Clinton did a great job in her speech last night at the DNC in explaining why this country, and especially her supporters, need to rally around Obama's nomination.
I think it was the best speech she has ever given and any supporter who still says they are going to vote for McCain after last night's speech has to be brain dead on the issues she stands for or a Rush Republican who was never going to vote for her in the general election anyhow.
-- We are on the same team. And none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines. This is a fight for the future, and it's a fight we must win together.
-- 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 here at home and around the world to see another Republican in the White House squander our promise of a country that really fulfills 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.-- We want to . . . make our government an institution of the public good, not of private plunder; to restore America's standing in the world, to end the war in Iraq, bring our troops home with honor, care for our veterans, and give them the services they have earned.
-- Now, John McCain is my colleague and my friend. He has served our country with honor and courage. But we don't need four more years of the last eight years.
-- John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn't think 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain wants to privatize Social Security. And in 2008, he still thinks it's OK when women don't earn equal pay for equal work. Now, with an agenda like that, it makes perfect sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities, because these days they're awfully hard to tell apart.