Has anyone noticed that Hillary is thriving?
One certainly wouldn’t get this impression from the mainstream media or the progressive blogosphere. It’s the usual Hillary bashing magnified. Now they hold her singularly responsible for deconstructing the democratic party. Why doesn’t she just drop out and get it over with?
Well, the answer is clear to me. She’s not going to drop out because she is on target to win Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. She’s not going to drop out because she is being received with open arms wherever she campaigns. Have you noticed? The applause is thundering. She’s not going to drop out because she is the consummate politician who keeps on keeping on. Her optimism knows no bounds. Have you noticed that she is always smiling? Yes, it’s true. She is thriving on this campaign! She’s not going to drop out because she has made a firm commitment to the American people and because she knows that she is our best hope for America. She has real solutions to our all too real problems. Her spirit is amazing. Between briefings and fund-raising events, she is deeply engaged with the American people. . . .always listening, always recognizing the struggle of the individual.
I’ve taken a personal break from phone calls and blogging, not because I’m discouraged, but because I’m getting a few things done, recharging my energy, getting ready for the big push for Pennsylvania. I, too, want to be thriving when I pick up that phone for Hillary. I try to stay away from the mainstream media, other than to quickly peruse the stories to see what they are selling today. If I get discouraged, I remind myself of who owns them, and I refer instead to my own sources for news.
I feel deeply touched by this courageous woman who is Hillary Clinton and by the commitment of Bill Clinton and Chelsea. I am amazed at Bill Clinton’s willingness to take the hits of the Obama campaign. I am privileged to be able to make my small contributions to Hillary’s campaign and to travel this road with her.
For those of you who have felt disconnected, know that there is a very active community in every state that is gearing up. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we have a local organizing meeting on March 29th. It’s purpose: to help us feel more connected to one another. Instead of JoAnne in her office making calls, it’s JoAnne working with an entire group of committed others making calls. That’s different. Very different. Hillary is holding two major fund raisers here as well: April 2nd and 3rd. Yes, she really needs more money. She has often relied on the San Francisco Bay area for financial support, and now she is reaching out, during this final push, for more. Please do what you can and be willing to encourage your friends to contribute. Your small contribution will help change the world.