Last night, I stepped away from my cozy family for a rare solo excursion to witness history being made. Levi was kind enough to put both kids to bed on his own so I could stand out in the cold for over an hour and a half to be shuffled into a packed high school rotunda full of my fellow Iowans. I was a little surprised by how variable the crowd looked—young and old, stoic and ecstatic, all waiting with numb toes to be warmed up by her words.
And we were fired up.
The moment Hillary Clinton got up on stage, accompanied by president of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin, the room was alive with a unique kind of energy only found when a legend is among us.
Prior to her arrival, a brief video montage highlighting her major accomplishments played across two giant video monitors. In case you haven’t been following Hillary as long as I have, it’s important to note that she has been fighting non-stop for our country since her first days as FLOTUS. She has tackled the important domestic issues (health care, women’s and LGBT rights, our economy, and corporate America) from day one all the way through to recent years where she served as Secretary of State from ’09 to ’13, securing international sanctions left and right.
She’s got it down to a science. Her resume stands out for a good reason—she’s a tried and true leader.
The GOP, and sadly, many die-hard Sanders fans want you to believe that Hillary Clinton is a lying sleazebag politician. This is not only far from the truth, but dangerous rhetoric spread by those from her own party who now damage her chances of defeating the republican candidate come November. Here are some quick facts for you:
Hillary Clinton has been rated as slightly more honest than Sanders as well as much more honest than all of the republican candidates.
Hillary Clinton has been rated as more liberal than both Obama and Biden.
So, no, she’s not a “moderate Democrat.” She’s liberal as all hell and she’s not stopping in her fight for us.
Let me leave you with this. Found on Hillary’s extensive list of endorsements are Planned Parenthood, The Human Rights Campaign, The National Educator’s Association, National Organization for Women, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
These renowned organizations, among many others, know that she has a more comprehensive and effective plan than her competition, and on January 20th, 2017, she can and will hit the ground running to make those hard choices that come with the title of Madam President.