We don’t need to make America great again. America has never stopped being great. But we do need to make America whole again. Instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. . . . We need more love and kindness in our hearts and more respect for each other, even when we disagree. I know it sometimes seems a little odd for someone running for President these days, in this time, to say we need more love and kindness in America. But I'm telling you from the bottom of my heart, we do. We do. We have so much to look forward to. There is no doubt in my mind that America's best years can be ahead of us. We have got to believe that. We've got to work for that. We have to stand with each other. We have to hold each other up. Lift each other up. Move together into the future that we will make.The "American never stopped being great" line aligns her with Obama, whose last few big speeches have all expressed a belief that this America – more multicultural, less racist, less sexist – is the best America ever.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Clinton Looks Forward to the Big Race
In her South Carolina victory speech, Hillary said the necessary things about the upcoming primaries – not taking anything for granted, competing for every vote. But she is clearly setting herself up for a confrontation with Trump: