(The Hill) -- As I watched Hillary Clinton deliver her formal announcement speech Saturday at Roosevelt Island in New York City, I went through kind of a time warp. What year is this?
I remembered the first time I met her: It was in September of 1969, when she was an incoming freshman at Yale Law School, and I was in my third and final year. As I watched the former secretary of State speaking, I was reminded again that, despite the passage of almost 46 years, she really hasn’t changed very much at all.
I thought about our many conversations during that year in law school about the state of the country as the decade that was the 1960s was closing. I sensed that this was a very different kind of person. Clinton seemed to be able to look beyond all of the travails that so many of us felt regarding our future and our nation: assassinations, urban violence, the Vietnam War, the sense of a society and culture unraveling. She always spoke of doing some kind of public service when she left law school. She spoke often about vulnerable children who needed early education and sometimes legal protection from abuse and neglect.
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