I sincerely liked Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech last night. I didn’t think it was too long, and a bit of stilted phraseology didn’t bother me — because I was listening to the content. She said all the right things. She acknowledged all the right people, from President Obama to Sanders supporters. She had some incredibly good zingers for Donald Trump.
But while I watched Hillary’s face as she spoke, my mind’s eye could only see Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders raised the bar. He helped everyone grow, including Hillary, and gave the American people confidence to reach for higher ideals and to fight for them.
Throughout his campaign, Bernie kept the dialogue on issues, instead of attacking Hillary — like he could have. Maybe if Bernie had fought dirty, he could have won the Democratic nomination. But we wouldn’t have gained a candidate exuding principled character and integrity, which is our actual Bernie Sanders. It would have been some other guy from a parallel universe.
I liked Hillary’s speech, because it reminded me of Bernie — he has so greatly influenced her policies. But… we didn’t get Bernie.
The following clip reveals the kind of rare selfless leadership that will not be occupying the White House. (Warning: watch only if you can bear another heart-wrenching moment.)
Former GOP Congressman Admits He’d Vote Bernie Over Trump | The Young Turks
“Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, discusses something former Republican Congressman Bob Ney admitted to him during an interview at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.” ~ The Young Turks