Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hillary Rocked!

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton just rocked the hall at the Democratic Convention!
It was a rousing speech and did everything it needed to do!

“You haven’t worked so hard over the last 18 months, or endured the last eight years, to suffer through more failed leadership.
No way. No how. No McCain!”


“This is the story of America. Of women and men who defy the odds and never give up.

How do we give this country back to them?

By following the example of a brave New Yorker, a woman who risked her life to shepherd slaves along the Underground Railroad.

And on that path to freedom, Harriett Tubman had one piece of advice.

If you hear the dogs, keep going.

If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.

If they're shouting after you, keep going.

Don't ever stop. Keep going.

If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Even in the darkest of moments, ordinary Americans have found the faith to keep going.

I’ve seen it in you. I’ve seen it in our teachers and firefighters, nurses and police officers, small business owners and union workers, the men and women of our military – you always keep going.

We are Americans. We're not big on quitting.

But remember, before we can keep going, we have to get going by electing Barack Obama president.

We don't have a moment to lose or a vote to spare.

Nothing less than the fate of our nation and the future of our children hang in the balance.”

Thank you Senator Clinton.


Roo said...

I honestly wish we could get the poulace in the UK as inspired enough to want to vote and feel that by doing so, that they are making a difference. There are folks here in the UK that say they are fed up with hearing about this US process... I only wish they could say the same about, and be involved in,UK politics in the same way.

I find it a personal insult when people decry the state of the nation and hold an opinion, then by answer to a simple question, they say they don't vote! As far as I am concerned, if they don't vote, they loose the opprtunity to make a difference, and they sure as hell loose the right to moan... ok, I'm off my soapbox now ;o)

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo -
I'm embarrassed to admit that Americans actually have a dismally low turnout rate for voting. In recent decades, during presidential elections, we tend to hover at about 50% of the voting age population, which translates to 65% to 70% of registered voters. In non-presidential election cycles it's even lower.

I too have never understood why people don't vote. Some say they think their vote doesn't make a difference. But we have had some extremely close elections where just a few votes either way does indeed make the difference. Every vote is vitally important.

And of course there's the old saying if you don't vote you can't complain!
- Lee