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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

LIVE from Denver: Hillary Clinton!!!!!

Hillary Clinton is due to step up to the podium in just minutes here in Denver. At present, we're watching a funny, moving video about her candidacy, with a bit of self-deprecation tucked into the tributes to her incredibly long campaign. Included were several references to the cracked glass ceiling...and many interviews with her family and close friends and supporters.

Chelsea Clinton is now on stage to introduce her mother.

UPDATE: The music is over, but the applause and cheers are still going seems no one wants to be quiet.

It sounds like thunder inside of the PepsiCenter.

"My friends, it is time for us to take back our country, Senator Clinton said early on in her speech. She continued, "It is time for us to unite as a single party, with a single purpose...We are on the same team."

"And none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines."

"No McCain," she declared. The convention hall boomed in response, a mixture of laughter, cheers, and applause.

"Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our President," Clinton added.

Clinton went on to honor the memory of slain Arkansas Democratic Chair Bill Gwatney and Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones.

"I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? ...Or were you it in for all the people in this country who feel invisible?" Clinton asked, urging delegates to join her in working to elect Barack Obama President.

With an agenda like that, it makes 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.
What a zinger! This has been a TERRIFIC speech!!


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