Remarkable Hilary Clinton

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Last Saturday night, I was having a hard time sleeping. I was channel surfing, hoping to get bored and somehow sleepy. During these wee hours - I try and take a sneek peak on the US news channels, hoping to have a glimpse of what's hot and new over there. I was in luck! Hilary Clinton was giving her exit speech.

I just have to give snaps to her speech writer! The speech was brilliantly written - it didn't seem long! And I really can feel the emotion on the speech. While listening to her, I so much admired her strength - conceding is not easy but she made it look easy. She repeated countless of time that she is behind Barack Obama and asks her supporters to support him.

How I wish that politics here in the Philippines is the same.

I salute you Hilary Clinton! You are truly great!

To read the full text of her speech - click HERE.

As for my favorite lines, here they are:

to the moms and dads who came to our events, who lifted their little girls and little boys on their shoulders and whispered in their ears, “See, you can be anything you want to be.

I entered this race because I have an old-fashioned conviction: that public service is about helping people solve their problems and live their dreams. I’ve had every opportunity and blessing in my own life – and I want the same for all Americans. Until that day comes, you will always find me on the front lines of democracy – fighting for the future.

I understand that we all know this has been a tough fight. The Democratic Party is a family, and it’s now time to restore the ties that bind us together and to come together around the ideals we share, the values we cherish, and the country we love.

Could a woman really serve as Commander-in-Chief? Well, I think we answered that one. And could an African American really be our President? Senator Obama has answered that one.

Now, on a personal note – when I was asked what it means to be a woman running for President, I always gave the same answer: that I was proud to be running as a woman but I was running because I thought I’d be the best President. But I am a woman, and like millions of women, I know there are still barriers and biases out there, often unconscious.

There are no acceptable limits and there are no acceptable prejudices in the twenty-first century.

The last one is my favorite line!

I've never been interested with US Politics but when I learned that Obama and Hilary were gunning for the commander-in-chief post - I became interested!

I loved the speech! While reading through the text - I can still imagine her delivering it!


  1. There are no acceptable limits and there are no acceptable prejudices in the twenty-first century-- i agree... i am sorry didi