February 1, 2016

The Democratic primary in Iowa is a dead heat. No question. As I write this, there is a .2% spread between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

With that in mind, all of the candidates were rushing to give their speeches before midnight eastern time and get out of Iowa ahead of the storm.

Hillary Clinton managed to step on Ted Cruz's interminable victory speech by giving her own.

"I am a progressive who gets things done for people," Clinton declared.

After going through part of her stump speech in support of that declaration, Clinton congratulated Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders.

"I am excited about really getting into the debate with Senator Sanders about the best way forward for us and America," she said.

"In the last few weeks we are finally starting to have one of the most substantive conversations that the Democratic Party could have. I am thrilled at all the people who are playing a part in that," Clinton added.

"I know we may have differences of opinion about how best to achieve our goals. But I believe that we have a very clear idea that the Democratic Party and this campaign stands for what is best in America."

"And we have to be united. When it's all said and done, we have to be united against a Republican vision and candidates who would drive us apart and divide us," she warned.

Speaking of those Republicans, and Donald Trump in particular, she said, "I followed their campaign very closely. I understand what they're appealing to, I intend to stand against it."

"I will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we've made be successful. Because we can't afford that," she warned.

Those last words were the ones that resonated with me. No matter who ultimately wins the nomination, we have to stay united. Liberal, socialist, progressive, alike. Hillary or Bernie supporter. We have to stay united.

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