I am floored right now. I am impressed and humbled by the graciousness of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as she, tonight, helps to heal the rifts in the Democratic Party.
I am listening to her right now as she is hitting just the right tone. She is not kowtowing, not bowing, not appearing as one whose back is bent by a dark and ominous weight placed upon her by a shadowy DNC.
No, Hillary is bringing us together with a reaffirmation of her own values and beliefs. She is showing that she need give up nothing that is hers in order to support what is all of ours: the belief in equality, universal health care and a balanced goal of new energy sources while protecting our environment.
Hers is a stance of pride, respect and the belief that all of this is done by working with your like-minded sisters and brothers.
“If you want a taste of freedom, ‘Keep going!'”
If this is the best speech she’s ever given, it’s because so much was riding on it and because she restated why she has worked for her causes and values. And why she continues to remain a strong presence in the Democratic Party.