Attacks must hurt Hillary personally when her record in public life has never been shown to be anything but honest. She has made a career of speaking out for those who can't speak out for themselves and fighting for equality and the civil and human rights of those who have been oppressed.
The following is a version of what I would like to hear Hillary Rodham Clinton say as she announces her Presidential campaign. A campaign that will lead this brilliant accomplished woman to being sworn in as the nation's 45th President.
It is time we disrupt the business and system of breast cancer. It's time we disrupt the status quo. We must create an innovative environment for breast cancer research that will lead us toward the eradication of the disease.
When a candidate isn't well-liked by members of his own party, that tells us he has a Character problem (not to mention a significant lack of interpersonal skills). In hiring a president, you want both Competence and Character -- as well as great people skills.
Looking at the roots of American civil society is incredibly revealing. While today's political climate may lead one to worry about the future effectiveness of our government, especially the Congress, I choose to remain optimistic.
Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.