Tearful Hillary Clinton gives gorgeous, emotional speech for the ages

Last night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance since last week’s presidential election at the annual Children’s Defense Fund gala where she was honored by long-time friend and mentor Marian Edelman Wright.

Wright introduced Secretary Clinton as “the people’s president,” and Clinton proceeded to give what will be regarded by many as the most powerful speech of her career. A tearful Clinton spoke beautifully about her love for America and her belief in the work that the Children’s Defense Fund does for children.

In the most heart-wrenching moment of the speech, Clinton vividly described a recurring dream in which she envisions herself hugging her late mother, Dorothy, as a child, and tells her what her daughter’s future has in store. This was the speech of Hillary Clinton’s lifetime. Critics will likely continue to sustain their attacks on Clinton, but here she demonstrated a deep reservoir of empathy, emotion, love, and kindness.

About her mother, Clinton said:

“I draw from another person who influenced my life, and still does every day. My mother. I’ve talked about her difficult childhood. She was abandoned by her parents when she was just eight years old. They put her on a train to California all by herself in charge of her little sister who was three years younger. She ended up in California where she was mistreated by her grandparents and ended up on her own working as a house maid.

She beat the odds. She found a way to offer me the boundless love and support she never received herself. I think about her every day. And sometimes I think about her on that train. I wish I could walk down the aisle and find the little wooden seats where she sat holding tight to her younger sister all alone and terrified. She doesn’t yet know how much more she will have to face and even suffer. She doesn’t yet know she will find the strength to escape that suffering. That’s still years off. Her whole future is unknown, as it is for all of us, as she stares out at the vast country moving past her.

And I dream of going up to her, and sitting next to her and taking her in my arms and saying ‘Look. Look at me. And listen. You will survive. You will have a family of your own. Three children. And as hard as it might be to imagine your daughter will grow up to be a United States senator, represent our country as secretary of state, and win more than 62 million votes for president of the United States.”

The emotional bit about her mother, Dorothy Rodham, begins at the 17:20 mark.

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com