Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hilary's Triumph

Today is the 89th anniversary of the proposal of the 19th ammendment to the constitution, giving women the right to vote.'s only been 89 years. There are woman alive who were born disenfranchised. What a long, long way we've come!

Today it seems clear that we will not have a woman president this time around, and even though I didn't vote for her, there's a sadness in me about that.

Let's give her her due. She dared to dream, she braved criticism (no...not criticism, scorn) that would have withered a cactus in the desert, and she almost won. If she can get that far, one of her sisters, sitting watching the TV last night, will get farther. And a generation of girls knows in a new way, "I could be president."

And that's a triumph. Thanks, Hilary.

1 comment:

James said...

I agree, we who hope for a new vision for this world need to pause and recall the good this woman has done for us all.

The campaign has been bruising.

She was a tough campaigner. She came within a hair's breadth of winning.

Amazing. Wonderful.

Now, on to victory!