If ever there could be a reminder of the republic that is at stake in this election, it was the optics of this rally in Philadelphia tonight. The crowd filled the space where the Declaration of Independence was first read to a crowd not quite so large. The place where Benjamin Franklin, when asked what form of government was established, said, "A republic, madam, if you can keep it," hosted Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea and President Bill Clinton, in that order, Michelle Obama, President Obama, and finally, the woman of the evening, Hillary Clinton who apparently stunned Hollywood fashionistas in her scarlet pantsuit.
of us who had followed her through the day knew that she had not
changed her attire for this event. She looked fresh as a rose, and her
busy day was not ending there! She moved on to a late night rally in
Raleigh after Barack Obama played Hillary to Hillary's Bill and escorted
her offstage at the end.
Among the many memorable moments
of the evening was the way Barack Obama, famous for mic drops,
introduced Hillary. Since the mic was stationary and could not be
dropped, he opted for a podium pound.
What a night! Now we all
have to make sure everyone votes tomorrow! This is no time for
complacency or letting John do it. We have to do it! It is up to us.
All of us!