Friday, August 29, 2008


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In her speech at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton explained all the reasons she ran for the presidency, and she then said "Those are the reasons I support Barack Obama. And those are the reason you should too."

She added: "I want you to ask ourselves: 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 for cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?"

This statement goes to the core of why I supported Hillary for president: She is both a great politician and a woman who is in politics because of the changes she wants to make. I feel certain she asked herself this same question: each of us who enter politics to make the world a better place at some point have to ask the same question, which boils down to: "are you in it for the ego-kick or are you in it because you care?"

This was the right question to put to her supporters listening at home and at the Democratic Convention. Hopefully, those who have been less than enthusiastic about Barack Obama will hear the question and turn a page on the campaign of 2008 and get to work. Sphere: Related Content