At one point my husband, the conservative, walked in and asked if I was going to be watching that. I said yes and he walked out of the room. Ah well. There are some things that just aren't worth fighting over. Especially so I don't have an ulcer by the time I'm 30.
As a woman, with a daughter, I was truly moved not by the speech, but by her presence. It wasn't too long ago in our Nation's history that women could not even vote. Now they run for President. That's the kind of country I want to live in.
Watching her last night with Reagan (who is only 13 months) reassured me that she can be and do anything she wants and no one has any right to tell her different. And I leaned over to her and whispered just that in her tiny ear.
I will never stop whispering that in her ear.
To promote a clean energy economy that will create millions of green collar jobs.
To create a health care system that is universal, high quality, and affordable so that parents no longer have to choose between care for themselves or their children or be stuck in dead end jobs simply to keep their insurance.
To create a world class education system and make college affordable again.
To fight for an America defined by deep and meaningful equality - from civil rights to labor rights, from women's rights to gay rights, from ending discrimination to promoting unionization to providing help for the most important job there is: caring for our families. To help every child live up to his or her God-given potential.
To make America once again a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.
To bring fiscal sanity back to Washington and make our government an instrument 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 and honor their service by caring for our veterans.
And to join with our allies to confront our shared challenges, from poverty and genocide to terrorism and global warming.
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. Those are the reasons I support Barack Obama. And those are the reasons you should too."
AMEN SISTER! AMEN!
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