With an exceptional speech at the Democratic National Convention 2008, Hillary Rodham Clinton proved her class. She ensured all democratic enthusiasts that post primary Hillary is all in for making the dream come true.
Most importently, she looked into the eyes of her 18 million supporters and told them that it was never just about her. "Most of all, I ran to stand up for all those who have been invisible to their government for eight long years. Those are the reasons I ran for president, and those are the reasons I support Barack Obama for president."
She told them that her causes are much larger than her. She told them that the issues she was fighting for all her life long, are much more important than she is. She asked them the most obvious question. "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?"
For all the issues that she ever stood for, she asked her supporters to keep fighting. "Don't ever stop. Keep going." She asked how would they keep going? She made it clear what she wants. She said it right up front. "But remember, before we can keep going, we have to get going by electing Barack Obama the next president of the United States. We don't have a moment to lose or a vote to spare. Nothing less than the fate of our nation and the future of our children hang in the balance."
She told the roaring crowds that the stakes are too high to sit idle or spare a moment to cry. She told them that if they ever believed in her, vote for Barack Obama. She told them that if they ever cared about what she is fighting for, come forward with everything they have and elect Barack Obama. We cannot let the future of our children slip away one more time. As Barack put it, "eight (years) is enough".
All this time the Republican slander machine told us that she was a divider not a uniter. This was the greatest slap in the face. She has emerged as a great uniting force. She was there when we needed her the most.
So now what is left for the Republican attack machine? Well, they come up with the biggest slander of all. They are telling us that the choice of Sarah Palin as VP would bring Hillary’s supporters to John McCain's side. What they mean is that the 18 million votes that Hillary got in the primary were not for her being fit to run the oval office. That those votes were not for her life long fight for the issues her supporters cared about most.
The Republican attack machine is telling us that all those votes were only because Hillary is a woman. They are saying that we give you a woman, so come here. They seem to think that once they find a woman for us the issues will not matter anymore. You can just cross out "Hillary" and write "Sarah". After all, they both are women. As if, being a woman is the only reason women supported Hillary.