Dear President Clinton,
I must admit, I am unabashedly your greatest fan. I voted for you in 1992 not really knowing much about you, but I did sense something special whenever you spoke. There was a great heart, soul, and mind within you that emanated from your being. I felt that you were the real deal. Sure, I heard all the rumors about your personal failings; but who am I to judge? I wanted a compassionate human being in the White House and you seemed to fit that bill. I was looking for a president that would make life better for those of us struggling to make ends meet, to care for our children, and to honor and care for our aging parents as they deserved; one that would breathe new life into the elusive American Dream. It was beginning to look like the ability to send your kids to college, own a home, go on family vacations, and not worry about medical bills was being buried by those who valued the individual over the collective. But then you came along. As I watched your inauguration and listened to you speak of the promised “forced spring,” I sensed that a different world was in the offing.
As your first term progressed, I watched the shenanigans of those who sought to destroy you and Hillary. A landslide victory giving you a second term did nothing to stem their viciousness. They were obstructing your ability to serve the American people without debilitating distractions. I watched them waste millions of our tax dollars chasing rumors and innuendos with nothing to show for it except a stained blue dress. I also watched as you continued to work for the American people during this time, never wavering, never forgetting US. As I watched your impeachment I cried. You were working for ME and they were trying to stop you. But still you persisted, and continued to do so until the day you left the White House on January 20, 2001. That was a terribly depressing day for me.
Listening to his closing speech at the meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006 tells me all I need to know about this wonderful, intelligent, compassionate man.
For those that can handle the heartbreaking reality, Bill Clinton reviews the 8 greatest years of peace and prosperity of our generation, in his farewell speech:
You exceeded all of my expectations Mr. President. The eight years of your presidency were the best years of my family’s life. We felt economically secure, we had hope for the future, we felt safe; and you and your wife made us feel like you really cared about us.
You are the greatest president of our generation.
Thank you for everything Mr. President. I will never forget.
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