And so it begins...
This nation is ready to move forward. Voters are more liberal than their parents, they are comfortable with crossing ethnic and gender lines, and they are prepared to elect the first woman President of the United States.
Most of us who watched Hillary closely as a highly unorthodox First Lady, developed a deep respect for her ability to maneuver in the most publicized political position in the world. She did an excellent job with the fallout and "Republican Politics as Usual."
Many of us know how it works and the most important reminder of those days sticks with many of us: She refused to fade away. Instead, she ran and won the race for Senator. She has blazed a trail no First Lady would have even attempted. She destroyed the meek persona of the position and I'm not certain any of us will be satisfied watching another First Lady playing the "good wife" ever again.
More and more, women learn what they are capable of. More and more, men accept our capacity to think and perform on a level equal to theirs. Many of our mothers have had careers and many of our mothers reared us in a single parent home. This generation has no qualms about the capacity of a woman to run this nation.
The majority of national polls put Hillary in the lead consistently before she announced her bid. It would have been ludicrous to NOT announce a bid. She needed to hear from the people of this nation, she did everything in preparation for this moment and in the end, it was a question of whether or not we, the people, would consider her as a legitimate candidate for the U.S. Presidency.
We spoke. She listened.