A great speech on a happy day for America:
FAIRFAX, Virginia—Energized by a week of major policy victories for Democrats, which culminated with the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, Hillary Clinton on Friday forcefully drew contrasts between herself and the 2016 Republican field on issues ranging from same-sex marriage and health care to immigration, women's health, and gun-control laws.
"A lot of the Republicans may talk about having new ideas and fresh faces, but across the board they're the party of the past, not the future," she told a crowd of about 1,800 supporters at George Mason University.
Clinton praised the Supreme Court for its same-sex marriage decision, quoting from Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion. "This morning, love triumphed in the highest court in our land," she said. "Equality triumphed. America triumphed."
Though Friday's event was a fundraiser for the state Democratic Party, which is neutral in the Democratic primaries, it felt like a de facto Clinton pep rally. The coterie of local and state politicians who spoke before her were effusive in praise, and virtually all of them endorsed or advocated for her on stage.
"I don't know about you, but I made my choice—I'm ready for Hillary," Sen. Mark Warner said, to applause.