[NOTE]: This was my first submission to the Huffington Post’s Off The Bus project.
Speaking to a standing room only crowd, which included Herman Russell of the H.J. Russell Company and Valerie Jackson; the widow of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, Georgia Congressman John Lewis endorsed Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President saying the former First Lady has “devoted her entire career to the causes of children and families.”
“I believe Hillary Clinton will be a strong leader,” Lewis said. “She will fight for what is fair, for what is right, and for what is just.”
Sen. Clinton said she was grateful and so blessed to have the support of “one of the people I admire most” and humbly accepted the endorsement. Clinton then went on to launch into a speech in which she derided the Bush administration for blowing a lot of “hot air.”
“There’s a lot of wind blowing in America,” Clinton said. “That wind is hot air…that wind is a lot of huffin’ and puffin’ about how the world will come to an end if we try to give uninsured children and their middle class and working families health care.”
Sen. Clinton repeated a campaign refrain that “too many Americans are invisible” and said her campaign is a continuation of John Lewis’ work.
“We’re all better when we’re working and pulling for another,” said Clinton.
Lisa Favors, an Atlanta resident, stated that she was supporting Hillary because she’s “the best candidate, has the most experience, and can think on her feet.” Joey Davis, a former Roswell City Council candidate, said that while he was disappointed that his 2 year old daughter wouldn’t be the first woman President, he intended to canvass in North Fulton for the Hillary campaign in the future.