As I walked around talking to the women in the audience waiting for Senator Clinton to arrive, many of them spoke to me about the hardships they were having with gas prices so high and healthcare beyond their family's reach. I realized that for them this town hall meeting was not about meeting a "celebrity," but a woman who they hoped could change their lives.
The Senator Clinton I spent time with today was warm and honest. She spoke of her struggles and hardships as a wife and mother. She has been criticized for being hard and aggressive, and all I could think was, "How does she do this all day long?"
After a week, I would lose my temper and slap the fire out of someone.
The one thing that really stayed with me was how exhausted she must be and how extraordinary the life Senator Clinton has already led. Win or lose, today I was blessed to spend time with a history-making woman.