This is a woman, as well as a symbol, as well as the embodiment of her husband's legacy and the developer of her own.
The second point I want to make is the most important day in her life for everyone of us here at this moment in this church except when she embraced her faith, the next most important day was April 5, 1968, the day after her husband was killed. She had to decide, "What am I going to do with the rest of my life?"
We would have all forgiven her, even honored her if she said, "I have stumbled on enough stony roads. I have been beaten by enough bitter rods. I have endured enough dangers, toils and snares. I'm going home and raising my kids. I wish you all well."
Because what really matters if you believe all this stuff we've been saying is what are we going to do with the rest of our lives?
What are we going to do?
This is the first day of the rest of our lives. And we haven't finished our long journey home.
Sometimes I get tired. The complete and utter stupidity and maliciousness of the other side just exhausts me.
Listening to Clinton today I remembered why we fight. And why the fight matters. Thank you President Clinton.