Sunday, June 8, 2008

the speech

In the past week I've seen Offspring #1 in a play (dang, she's good!), heard Offspring #2's trumpet in a symphony concert and a jazz concert (dang, he's good too!), and helped Offspring #1 move into a different apartment. Yep, it's been busy.

I missed Hillary's speech, but did read the text online. Here's my favorite part:

To those who are disappointed that we couldn't go all of the way, especially the young people who put so much into this campaign, it would break my heart if, in falling short of my goal, I in any way discouraged any of you from pursuing yours.

Always aim high, work hard and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on. ...

Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it -- and the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time.


Obviously she came up short (and yes I know not everyone is a fan of Hillary's), but still I'm proud of what she accomplished.

14 comments:

dust bunny said...

amazing speech from an amazing woman.

David said...

God damn America!

David said...

;)

Presbyterian Gal said...

I admit I am not a Hillary fan.

But I do now admire her amazing tenacity and dogged determination in pursuing her dream. And now, her graciousness in stepping aside.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That is a lovely passage. I missed the speech too. Thanks for sharing part of it.

Barbara B. said...

LOL david!

and thanks for your comments, db and pg :)

Barbara B. said...

and thanks ruth too! --looks like we were typing at the same time! :)

cheesehead said...

I'm proud of her, too.

Jiff said...

She would have done fine as POTUS.
She may well yet.
I'm thankful that she modeled grace and dignity at the last....
always needed, always appreciated.

Jan said...

I also missed the speech. Thanks.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

i saw her speech and i have to really wonder if "it's over"... heard rumors she was going to ask for a roll call of delegates at the Dem. convention...

Barbara B. said...

Well, I think it's pretty well over...

Counselor in Process said...

I thought that was a pretty great speech, too! I regret not being able to vote for her, as president.

Diane said...

yes, I agree.