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It's not impossible for a woman - a Black woman - to become President.
 

Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.
 

New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party.
 

People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience.
 

So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy.
 

The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot.
 

The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.
 

The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it.
 

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.
 

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
 

There are a number of steps that we can take to reinvigorate and rebuild the economic and the physical infrastructure of our country and then to rebuild us, frankly, on a spiritual level.
 

To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don't tap people's phones and poke into their e-mail and you don't arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them.
 

We must invest in infrastructure development and rebuilding communities to create jobs.
[Communities]
 

We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment.
 

Well, if you pick a fight with somebody that's smaller than you and you beat them, where's the honor in that?
 


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