We're on a roll to making history, and it's about time! Hillary Clinton has finally made her announcement to run for President of the United States, and is, as she stated, "in to win." I want to be among those who speak out loud and clear that I'm "in for her to win" too. This should come as no surprise to anyone who can Google our name -- Haim and I have made no secret of our affection, respect and continued support of the Clintons. And for me to ante up my $4300 toward her Presidential bid is the natural progression of that support. But as we all know, people change, past alliances can change - and it's not generally wise for us to take things for granted. But that said, Senator Clinton can count on me. I don't need a new fact-finding mission -- I don't need to re-check her background or dissect her voting record. I have come to know this formidable woman, and have an immense respect for her intelligence, insight and political acumen. I also have enormous respect for her as a woman, and mother.
Though I like and admire many of the other candidates who have made the decision to run for the highest office in the land - and in particular, Senator Barack Obama, I've made my choice - and being coy or shy about my views would seem to me to be disingenuous. So, hear-ye, hear-ye, I'll be campaigning, and voting for Senator Hillary Clinton!
With Nancy Pelosi in the driver's seat as Speaker, and the balance of power distributed more evenly as a result of the recent elections, Democrats are now poised to do some long-overdue damage control of our seriously wounded foreign policy, our devastating missteps in Iraq and Afghanistan, our homeland security, our environmental awareness, our healthcare system, our fiscal policy, and on and on. Senator Ted Kennedy reportedly said that the two greatest words uttered by President Bush in his State of the Union speech were, "Madam Speaker." I'm looking forward to the day when we will be hearing two even more incredible words for the US -- "Madam President."