Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hillary Celebrates her Big Win in New York

Trying out the fall stump speech, perhaps:
There's no place like home. You know, in this campaign we have won in every region of the country. From the north, to the south, to the east, to the west. But this one's personal. New Yorkers, you have always -- you have always had my back, and I have always tried to have yours. Today, together, we did it again — and I am deeply, deeply grateful. I want to thank everyone who came out and voted and to all of you across New York, who have known me and worked with me for so long. . . .

And to all the people who supported Senator Sanders: I believe there is much more that unites us than divides us.

You know, we started this race not far from here, on Roosevelt Island. Pledging to build on the progressive tradition that's done so much for America, from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. And tonight, a little less than a year later, the race for the nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight. And I want to — I want to say to all of my supporters, and all of the voters: You have carried us every step of the way, with passion and determination that some critics tried to dismiss. Because of you, this campaign is the only one, Democrat or Republican, (which has) won more than 10 million votes.

Under the bright lights of New York, we have seen that it's not enough to diagnose problems. You have to explain how you actually solve the problems. That's what we have to do — for our kids, for each other, for our country.

So I want you, with me, to imagine a tomorrow where no barriers hold you back — and all of our people can share in the promise of America. Imagine a tomorrow where every parent can find a good job and every grandparent can enjoy a secure retirement. Where no child grows up in the shadow of discrimination or under the specter of deportation. Where hard work is honored, families are supported, and communities are strong. A tomorrow where we trust and respect each other despite our differences. Because we're going to make positive differences in people's lives. That is what this is supposed to be about. Actually helping people and each other

We all know too many people who are still hurting. I see it everywhere I go. The great recession wiped out jobs, homes, and savings, and a lot of Americans haven't yet recovered. But I still believe, with all my heart, that as another great Democratic president once said: "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be cured by what's right with America." That is after all what we have always done. It's who we are. . . .

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are pushing a vision for America that is divisive and frankly dangerous. Returning to trickle down economics. Opposing any increase in the minimum wage. Restricting a woman’s right to make her own health care decision. Promising to round up millions of immigrants. Threatening to ban all Muslims from entering the country. Planning to treat all American Muslims like criminals. These things go against everything America stands for, and we have a very different vision. It’s about lifting each other up, not tearing each other down. So instead of building walls, we’re going to break down barriers. . . .

The motto of this state is Excelsior — ever upwards — so let's go out and win this election, and all rise together.
Incidentally, that great Democratic president she quoted was her husband.

So it was a great night for Hillary, and also for Trump, who showed that he is still the favorite on the Republican side. On the other hand, there is this:
A poll released by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal on Sunday showed that 68 percent of American voters couldn’t imagine themselves casting a vote in the general election for Trump, while 61 percent said the same about Ted Cruz and 58 percent about Clinton.

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