History made

Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party. https://twitter.com/MoElleithee/status/740510567891382272 Mo was just one of the many folks who expressed sentiments last night and today that those of us who supported Hillary in 2008 felt: https://twitter.com/MoElleithee/status/740369122060566528 It was a day that I never thought would come. I thought 2008 was Hillary's best - and … Continue reading History made

Just be patient

Like you, I've been watching the presidential nomination contests. I'll leave it to others to discuss the Republican side of things, as I'm not going to be voting for anyone they nominate. As for the Democrats - I feel for the Bernie supporters. I was in your shoes eight years ago, when Hillary was losing. … Continue reading Just be patient

The times, they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don't stand in the doorway Don't block up the hall For he that gets hurt Will be he who has stalled There's a battle outside And it is ragin' It'll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin'. It's been nearly a … Continue reading The times, they are a-changin’

“Ready for Hillary PAC” launched

A new super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton for President has been launched. I saw the documents when they first showed up on Twitter a few days ago. Immediately, the name of the chair jumped out at me: Allida Black. We both served on Hillary's Virginia steering committee, and were delegates for her in Denver. I'm … Continue reading “Ready for Hillary PAC” launched

Women’s History Month: A long, ongoing journey

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot today. Two of the women mentioned are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Norfolk acting (hopefully soon-to-be permanent) police chief Sharon Chamberlin. I managed to get through an entire column without once mentioning Gloria Steinem, one of the leaders in the women's movement from the 1970s, … Continue reading Women’s History Month: A long, ongoing journey

March 8: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day. Activities are going on all around the world. Here is a message from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. One of the activities includes standing on a bridge. Locally, the League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads will march from Christopher Newport University to the  Lion's Bridge. Details are here.

What went wrong?

The New York Times (free registration required) has a series of articles on the demise of the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. My favorite quote comes from Bob Kerrey, a former presidential candidate himself: Focusing on her mistakes is an exercise in making someone who is already miserable even more so. As is true with … Continue reading What went wrong?

Clinton DC speech open thread

I'm watching C-SPAN (no talking heads, although I have to admit the callers are pretty entertaining). Anybody else watching? I understand she is running about a half hour late. Consider this an open thread. UPDATE 12:06pm: This is what you see now when you visit HillaryClinton.com (click to enlarge)

Statement from the Clinton campaign

I just received this: "Senator Clinton will be hosting an event in Washington, DC to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity. This event will be held on Saturday to accommodate more of Senator Clinton's supporters who want to attend."