Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.
The street gatherings that are taking place in the last days and nights before the Iranian election are reminiscent of the sorts of rallies and demonstrations that were eventually called the Revolution.
After eight years of failed American policy in the Middle East, President Obama has the chance to reassert constructive American leadership in one of the most complex geopolitical regions of the world.
To pick Clinton would send a message indeed: that the U.S. is a leader on women's rights across the world. Clinton also has the bona fides to match any other contender on foreign policy issues not related to human rights.