Hillary's transcript: (source:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/08/us/politics/08text-clinton.html)
"Thank you. Thank you.
I come tonight with a very, very full heart.
And I want especially to thank New Hampshire. Over the last week, I listened to you and, in the process, I found my own voice.
I felt like we all spoke from our hearts, and I am so gratified that you responded. Now, together, let's give America the kind of comeback that New Hampshire has just given me.
For all the ups and downs of this campaign, you helped remind everyone that politics isn't a game. This campaign is about people, about making a difference in your lives, about making sure that everyone in this country has the opportunity to live up to his or her God-given potential. That has been the work of my life.
We are facing a moment of so many big challenges.
We know we face challenges here at home, around the world, so many challenges for the people whose lives I've been privileged to be part of.
I've met families in this state and all over our country who've lost their homes to foreclosures, men and women who work day and night but can't pay the bills and hope they don't get sick because they can't afford health insurance, young people who can't afford to go to college to pursue their dreams.
Too many have been invisible for too long. Well, you are not invisible to me."
And now Evita's speech from the balcony of the Casa Rosada:
"I'm only a simple woman, who lives to serve Peron and his noble crusade to rescue his people. I was once as you are now, and I promise you this: we will take the riches from the oligarchs. Only for you, for all of you. And one day, you too, will inherit these treasures, Descamisados, mis copanarios. When they fire those cannons and the crowds sing of glory. It is not just for Peron, but for all of us. For all of us!"
Evita is a wonderful musical. One of my favorites to sing along with. But it does not work well as a reality in the US.
Evita hated the middle class, because her father was middle class and they rejected her for being born out of wedlock. So she devoted her life to the lower class so that they would not be overlooked again. Hillary said it all in her last line "Too many have been invisible for too long. Well, you are not invisible to me".
But the irony in all of this, is that both of them cannot be considered lower class. Yet they act like they are apart of them. Both of them are undeniably upper class, but label themselves otherwise. And I doubt either one of them would want to give up their upper class lifestyles. But also in both cases, people go along with it. They accept them as one of them.
Evita wants to disperse money equally. Hillary wants to do the same with healthcare.
They both make promises about giving things to the people, like they are Santa, handing out presents. Both are really doing all of this for themselves. If they really cared about people, they'd be helping them, not giving them handouts.
One difference is that Evita said she was also doing this for Peron. I don't see Hillary doing this for anyone but herself, let alone Bill. So much for standing by your man.
Evita handed out money through her foundation so people could "pursue their dreams". Sounds like the poor young people that Hillary spoke of that can't "go to college to pursue their dreams".
And correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the people love Evita more after her crying speech, too? I wonder if Evita planted supporters in her crowds too.
Just wait: I wouldn't be surprised if in 20 years or so, the newest thing on Broadway is "Hillary: The Musical" or at the very least a movie, "The Crying Game 2: Hillary's Rise to Power".