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Here's audio of a 21-year-old Hillary Rodham sounding a lot like a Sanders supporter. The Wellesley graduate was selected by her classmates to give the college's first-ever student speech at the graduation ceremony in the spring of 1969. Rodham delivered a speech full of resolute optimism, recordings of which were released by Wellesley for the first time today.

"For too long our leaders have viewed politics as the art of the possible," she said. "And the challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible."

by das monde on Tue Jun 7th, 2016 at 12:00:40 AM EST
"And the challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible."

I can only hope that she somehow manages to return to this aspect of her beliefs as a youth. That is EXACTLY what needs to be done, but I have trouble imagining that she can see that and even more difficulty imagining she will do what is necessary to change the relationship between money and politics and the grip that economic BS has over the minds of most of the public.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jun 7th, 2016 at 03:56:21 PM EST
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