Dear Insert Name Here
Dear Hilary Clinton
I want to wholeheartedly congratulate you on your victory in NH last night. Really, in so many ways it touched my heart. Yes, I no longer reside there and thus was not part of this election, yes...I support John Edwards, yes...I still love Barack Obama.
But your win last night, well...it moved me, it moved me more than I thought it would.
You see so, so many years ago when I was just 16, and your husband was still Senator Clinton, I was allowed entry to the NH Democratic Convention, due to the fact the a high school teacher of mine was working on the campaigns and could see that though I was a delinquent in school I was smart and had a love of politics.
I met a lot of people that day, and the two stand outs were you and your husband, he was gracious, charming and over all humble, more so than most people I believe would think. And you, well you were amazing. So very present when I talked to you, like at that moment in time you really wanted to be talking to me, a girl who was years away from voting, one with clearly no money or rich parents to contribute to your husband's campaign.
You talked to me, and I listened, and you listened, you talked about women in politics and how it was different than being a man in politics, not better, not worse, just different. It was your heart that I saw that day, and to be honest it is not something you show too much during your work.
I know it is a memory that was one in countless for you, but something life changing for me in many ways, you changed my life that day, and last night in NH, you started to change the world.
Now, politics or not whether people agree or disagree with what you have to say, that matters little to me right now, because you are doing something amazing, something that as a little girl staring up at our framed photo of JFK (which hung right next to the framed picture of the Pope) I never thought would happen.
(ok readers, I bet you all thought I was going to write to Brittany today, right??)