I thought Senator Clinton’s concession speech today was simply amazing. It was the right mix of history, reality, idealism, and the future. I was really impressed with her ability to move her supporters in the audience from being specifically her supporters to being Democrats and then to being Obama supporters. I think he still has a lot to do to woo some of her supporters to her side and his decisions in the next month or so will do a lot to either bridge the distance between himself and some of these voters or expand the gulf. I’ll definitely vote for him in the fall regardless, but my wallet is closed until I see who he’s putting on the ticket as vice president.

But the moment that moved me the most in Senator Clinton’s speech was the one in which she included gays and lesbians.

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