Live from DNC: Hillary Releases Her Delegates (Day 3)
Clinton asks the convention to acclaim Obama the nominee.
August 27, 2008 - 1:50 am
Hillary also didn’t hesitate to let Bush and McCain have it.
Senator Clinton: Well, John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn’t think 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain wants to privatize Social Security. And in 2008, he still thinks it’s OK when women don’t earn equal pay for equal work. (AUDIENCE BOOS)
Now, with an agenda like that, it makes perfect sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities, because these days they’re awfully hard to tell apart.
But you had to be in that hall to feel, hear and sense the anticipation before, the excitment as she entered, as well as the shared passion when Hillary’s words took flight. She simply blew the guys before her away.
Hillary not only did what she needed to do last night, she did it to the power and honor of the 18 million cracks in that commander-in-chief glass ceiling she shattered.
Of course, there will be some unhinged fringe who won’t take her words and turn them into action for Obama. But these people are on their own now, to spin their webs alone, because Hillary has asked everyone to put that all behind and most of her supporters will. She’s asking everyone to remember what’s at stake.
I want you — 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?
Last night Hillary proved that she’s not only the most important and powerful female ever to run for president and almost land the nomination, but that she’s earned the respect of every Democrat who believes that this country cannot afford four more years of George W. Bush policies, led this time by John McCain.
…it is time to take back the country we love. And whether you voted for me or you voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose.
No way, no how, no McCain.