For those of us who have had the opportunity to spend time with Hillary Clinton behind the scenes, away from the cameras, it's time to rally against those who want to create an image of her that suits their agenda and not the real woman.
Last year, Hillary was reigning over the summer debates, shoring up claims to inevitability. Today she's stumping for Barack in Nevada, where it's 110 degrees in the shade. What a difference a summer makes.
Michelle Obama is an intelligent and strong African-American woman, and I suspect that for many that combination is really hard to handle. FOX's Cal Thomas, for one, thinks it's just an "awful lot for Americans to accept."
On the way to the event, I spot another yard sign for John McCain. The McCain signs are exactly the same colors and layout as the the Hillary signs were that dotted lawns across the country in the spring.
I think it's just great they're back in New Hampshire together. Obama and Clinton split the vote here in Unity -- each got 107 votes -- so it makes perfect sense that they'll come back to Unity to start again.
"Hillary had the fighting spirit. That's what we were in support of more than any policy. We admired that and we're taking that forward. We're going to fight. That's the message of her campaign, for us."
Clinton's tenacity, her desire to be a model intelligent women in the public sphere influencing governance, has turned the scarlet letter she has been made to wear-- A for Ambition-- into a badge of honor.