Hillary Likes Me. She Really, Really Likes Me.

 

It's always nice to get an email from Hillary Clinton, because even though she's sort of standoffish on the trail, she really, you know, opens up when she's rocking the Microsoft Outlook.

Take this morning, for example.

At 11:50 a.m., I received a message from "Hillary Clinton" titled "The next debate." Hillary, it seems, was just dying to ask me something. "One of my favorite moments in any debate -- like the one we had last night -- is when I look out into the audience and make eye contact with someone I know," "she" writes. "Next Thursday, I want you to be that person. Would you come to an upcoming debate and be there for me in the audience?"

Oh, Hillary! Even though I wasn't aware until now that I am someone the New York Senator knows--did we meet at the Arcade Fire show on Randall's Island?--I must admit that I was moved by her confession that it's the personal, not political, moments that matter most in presidential debates and touched by her tender, girlish request that I "be there for [her]" at the next showdown. Later, Hillary even wrote that "having you there as my guest would mean so much to me" and promised that "after the debate, you and I can talk about the campaign and about what we're doing together to change our country."

And all I have to do in return is donate money?

Yes, yes, yes, I say. A million times yes.

I will even choose to ignore the fact that, two minutes earlier, at 11:48 a.m., I received a message called "About Last Night" from Clinton's press office accusing Barack Obama of being a corrupt, disingenuous, lily-livered, flip-flopping liar.

That's not the Hillary I know.

SEE FOR YOURSELF:

Dear Andrew,

One of my favorite moments in any debate -- like the one we had last night -- is when I look out into the audience and make eye contact with someone I know. Sometimes it's a friend, or a family member. Often it is someone I just met who shared their story with me.

Next Thursday, I want you to be that person. Would you come to an upcoming debate and be there for me in the audience?

The January 31 debate in Los Angeles is an opportunity for a national audience to see the real differences between me and my fellow candidates.

As we build our national campaign over the next two weeks, we are going to need you. Our online supporters have made a huge difference in this race, and you are the only ones who can get money in the door quickly enough to make an immediate impact.

Enter before midnight Saturday and you and a friend could join me at the January 31 debate in Los Angeles. Make a contribution today.

Click here to contribute.

You've probably seen the debates on TV, but I can tell you that it's nothing like being there in person. Not only will it be fun for you, but having you there as my guest would mean so much to me. After the debate, you and I can talk about the campaign and about what we're doing together to change our country.

We're in the final stretch of the primary campaign. Four days to the South Carolina primary. And just 14 days until voters in 22 states representing more than half the country go to the polls.

That means we have a lot of work to do in a very short period of time. We're building a national campaign with unprecedented speed, and you are a critical part of that plan.

Enter before midnight Saturday and you and a friend could join me at the January 31 debate in Los Angeles. Make a contribution today.

Click here to contribute.

You have been such an important part of our campaign, and you always come through for me when it matters the most. I know I can count on you now. Thank you so much for always being there for me.

Sincerely,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

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