I have no idea whether this woman will win or lose tonight (and unlike many of my friends and acquaintances, I am not particularly invested in these mid-term elections), but this is one fantastic, utterly inspiring campaign ad.


It might seem strange to say this, given what happened, but I love America. I love America because I know this horror is not all of what America is. America is so much more. I love America because it is also this:
And this:

And it is so, so much more that is good and kind and brave.