I have been very pointedly and purposefully ignoring the political parade of Election 2008. I know who is getting my vote. And I know why. And I think I know who is eventually going to come out the victor. So I have not intentionally watched any of the DNC coverage.
My husband, however, is caught up in the speechifying and all. He recorded Bill Clinton’s speech and insisted I sit with him and listen. Which I did…while playing solitaire and creating next week’s schedule on my trusty laptop.
I love Bill Clinton. I have missed Bill Clinton. I have pined for the Clinton Administration over these past disastrous eight years. Yet I know that anything that comes out of his mouth, or the mouth of any politician between now and November, is just so much sh…aving cream.
I read somewhere that Bill Clinton writes his own speeches. That no one can write as well as Bill Clinton can talk.
And, tonight, he let loose with one line that hit the bulls-eye. Struck home. Said it all. Choose your cliché. But this is a line to take to heart, to remember, to take with you to the voting booth:
“The world has always been more impressed by the strength of our example than by the example of our strength.”
Beautiful. And SO true.
Thank you, Mr. Clinton.