Multiple Enthusiasms

Infinite jest. Excellent fancy. Flashes of merriment.

Not a moment to lose, nor a vote to waste

I just watched the nation’s first female presidential candidate endorse the nation’s first black presidential candidate.

And yes, I cried as I did so.

I’m an Eagle Scout. On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country.

And man, at this moment, am I ever proud of my country.

Rock on, Hillary Rodham Clinton. What a brilliantly, beautifully dignified legacy you have. What a brilliant, beautiful speech you made on this, the anniversary of our country’s finally recognizing women’s right to vote.

You have not done your gender proud.

You have done our country proud. You have made me proud to be an American.

For that, I thank you. For that, I will be forever grateful.


  1. Poor Shirley Chisholm, Lenora Fulani, Margaret Chase Smith, etc etc…all were every bit as much female Presidential Candidates as supposedly “first woman Presidential candidate” Hillary Clinton was.


  2. This speech was one that will go down in history, and it was the speech of HRC’s life. I have a newfound respect for her. It must have been terribly difficult to deliver.

  3. @Sonic: who?

    I mean, seriously, just appreciate the moment, rather than arguing, would you?

  4. @Alma: yeah, I found a respect for her, too. I’ll admit I wasn’t a huge supporter of her until tonight. But now… yeah. Damn, womans. Nicely done indeed. Well spoken.

    And she carried it off with such aplomb. You’re probably right it was terribly difficult to deliver, but never once did she let it show, and that’s pretty awesome.

  5. I’m kinda shocked that you say you cried. I tried to sit through it but gave up and turned off the tv.

    Who do you think wrote the speech? maybe I can just read it online.

  6. I’ve never been a huge supporter of Clinton simply because I don’t agree with her ideas and policies, but I have to admit she stole the show tonight. What a fabulous speech. You go, girl!

    On a side note, I’m also very impressed by Michelle Obama. I hate to admit that I watched an episode of “The View” all the way through (last Thursday’s episode, to be exact), but I only did so because M. Obama was the show’s guest. I dig her grace, sophistication, and outspokenness, and I think she’d make a fantastic First Lady. Something about her reminds me of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis. I’m so excited by the thought of her and Barack making it to the White House. I truly hope they do.

    Anyhow, I agree that Clinton really brought it tonight. I hear her hubby is speaking tomorrow night, and I’m interested to hear what he has to say as well. I’m jealous that you get to be in such close vicinity to all the Democratic action!

    PS: Have you read Barack Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope”? If not, you should totally check it out.

  7. @Gotham: no idea if she wrote it, but she certainly delivered the fuck out of it. But why would you be shocked I cried? I’m a pussy when it comes to shit like that.

    @Kristen: yeah, totally, and ditto on Mrs. Obama. What a graceful, elegant woman. I haven’t checked out the book, but it’s on my TR list.

  8. Will, in the past you have shown as much a dislike for Hillary Clinton as my self and a apathy for the 4th of July, as well as a few other holidays. Why would I be shocked that you cried during a speech that was about (and I’m guessing because again I had to turn her off) America, hope, Obama, and the future? Lots of reasons.

    Regardless, being moved by something dosn’t make you a pussy. Please don’t call your self that because you insult everyone else who have been moved by something. Reapeat after me, “I am not a pussy when it comes to shit like this.” Don’t make me get out the educational sock puppets.

  9. @Gotham: but educational sock puppets sound like fun.

    And yeah, I can see that. I should blog about that.

  10. Why do you never feel threatend by my threats?

    I don’t get how Hillary can make you cry but you can be shocked that I am schocked that Hillary made you cry. I mean, when she took the money of a little boy who sold his bike and video games I could clearly see why he would cry. (not makin that up, which is sad) You not so much.

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