It’s been an incredible journey, readers, being here in the blogosphere supporting Hillary Clinton and I have to say although I’ve vowed to jump in and work towards defeating John McCain, the sadness of what could have been with Hillary Clinton as our next president will take a little time to mend.
I know that’s something that many of her supporters share. So while I have stressed in the past couple of days, the importance of supporting our nominee, Barack Obama and not voting for McCain, I know that some will ease into this more slowly than others.
EMILY’s List President Ellen Malcolm shared some thoughts on getting past the sadness, disappointment and anger today in an email to EMILY’s list members and Ben Smith of Politico posted the email:
Those of us who have been wholehearted supporters of Sen. Clinton feel disappointment and sadness, even anger, that this opportunity to elect a fine candidate and the first woman president is passing us by. So many EMILY’s List members put their all into this campaign — money, yes, but also time and energy traveling to primary states, working phone banks, and canvassing precincts. My heart is with you, as I am working through my own emotional turmoil. I fervently believe that this anger and grief will subside, leaving me with a deep sense of pride at what Hillary has accomplished for women. But I have not yet reached that point in my journey, and I know many of you feel the same way.
It’s just going to take some time… And some will need more time to mend then others, but take heart readers, because Jill Zuckman points out on The Swamp, the greater message in the email from Ellen Malcolm, speaks to the heart of what Hillary’s race has been for women: “Clinton “laid to rest any doubts” that a woman has what it takes to run for president.”
Indeed Hillary Clinton did lay to “rest any doubts” and she inspired millions of Americans on her journey. I’m proud to have been a part of that journey. And I will continue as many Clinton supporters will to stand with Hillary tomorrow and beyond. In some ways I can’t help but think that there’s so much more to come from Hillary.