2008 Maya Angelou: Clinton’s “My Girl”
posted by December 11 at 11:35 AMon
In South Carolina, the Clinton campaign has launched a radio ad that seems a direct response to Obama’s appearance on Sunday with Oprah Winfrey—before nearly 30,000 people, many of them black—at a South Carolina football stadium.
The transcript, via Ben Smith:
Hello South Carolina, this is Maya Angelou. Let me tell you about my girl… Hillary Clinton. As a child, Hillary Clinton was taught that all God’s children are equal, so as a mother she understood that her child wasn’t safe unless all children were safe.
I know what kind of president Hillary Clinton will be because I know who she is. Hillary Clinton has always been a strong woman and a passionate protector of families. For 35 years, that’s exactly what she has been doing.
Each generation of African Americans stands on the shoulders of those who came before. Today, the challenges facing us threaten the dreams we have had for our children. We need a president with the experience and strength to meet those challenges. I am inspired by Hillary Clinton’s commitment and courage … a daughter, a wife, a mother… my girl.