I never thought I’d say this, but Hillary Clinton has become one of my personal heroes. Despite being counted out so many times, she came roaring back strong. Despite being trashed and thrashed herself, she’s proven her ability to brush it off to continue fighting for us working people. Despite my early doubts, I came to love and respect this amazing woman.
But now, I know her historic journey to become our next President is coming to an end. But even now, she’s still amazing me with her class and her dignity. All my doubts about Hillary’s commitment to the values we hold dear as Democrats had long passed, but I think now she’s proving to us all what she will do to ensure we have a Democratic President to start undoing the damage of the Bush-Cheney era.
So first off, I’d like to officially congratulate the Obama campaign and Obama supporters here for their win. Good job, and hopefully we’ll see a Democratic President on office in 2009 who will start healing the wounds of the last eight years. As I’ve said here before, I will support the Democratic ticket this fall. Now, it’s time for me to live up to that pledge.
But before I stop obsessing over Presidential stuff completely, I just need to thank Hillary and her campaign for the wonderful experience I’ve been a part of. The memories made will forever be cherished in my heart. There’s no doubt in me about that. And hopefully, this won’t be the last I see of them. Hopefully, I’ll see my fellow Hillary Clinton Democrats work with all of us to ensure we have a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress.
And hopefully, many of you Obama supporters will see that we’re not the caricatures the media elite tried to make of us. When we come around, please embrace us as Democrats who want what’s best for this nation. And please, don’t say this is just your party or my party or the Obama party or the Clinton party. This party belongs to all of us, and we all need to start working together now if we want to see progress in the future.
I guess now that the primary’s finally over, I can now get back to focusing more on my other passions, one of them being local issues. I’m glad to be a part of this blog so I can do that. And speaking of local issues, I’d better get back to work. 🙂