Speechless

Barack Obama at the DNC

After a night of amazing speeches, I am left just about speechless.  Last night the Democratic Convention was rousing, inspiring, and made me feel so proud of our country.

Watching President Obama speak was so emotional and invigorating.  Hearing him speak about how great our country is was so moving.

I got tears in my eyes when he said “Tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me. I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me. Because you’re who I was talking about twelve years ago, when I talked about hope – it’s been you who’ve fueled my dogged faith in our future, even when the odds are great; even when the road is long. Hope in the face of difficulty; hope in the face of uncertainty; the audacity of hope.”

And the crowd went wild (including Bill Clinton) when Obama said, “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not Bill, not me — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”

Tonight Hillary Clinton will accept the nomination of the Democratic party, the first time a woman has ever accepted the nomination of a major party in our country.

I am so proud, as a woman, and as an American.  Being here to witness this moment in history is incredible.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

2 comments

  • Linda Goldfarb

    I am living these moments vicariously through you, Ali. I can only imagine what it must feel like to be there in person. Drink in every second of these historic moments–then come back and please tell me all about it.

  • Mol C. Nichols

    I couldn’t agree with you more. This IS a great county.