I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
A lot of people over time have had this kind of pattern in their relationship with Bill Clinton. You first meet him and you're overwhelmed by his talent. He's so energetic and articulate and full of ideas and he calls himself a congenital optimist and that optimism is contagious.
For generations, Americans who aren't rich have been generous and admiring of their wealthy compatriots - they want a country where people who work hard can succeed, where the same rules apply to everyone.
If people believe you're on their side, they will trust your decisions.
In a way I think Bill Clinton is more likely to forgive and move on or at least try to woo people who don't love him. But he never really tried to woo the press as much as he might have.
The press never accepts at face value that the President is taking a certain action because he wants to create jobs or because he believes that it is in the best interests of the American people or that he is genuinely committed to making life better for people.
Throughout his presidency, Clinton made a point of getting close - physically and emotionally - to the people whose problems his administration was working to solve.
Women have a lot of power in private life.
The fight is always the same within the Democratic Party, isn't it? The more things change, the more they stay the same.
And Clinton was like that - he saw the whole playing field. He didn't just see the event that he was at or the circumstances of that week or that month. He saw the whole playing field all the time.
I was supposed to be authoritative, but at the same time had to be likeable, a quality that is a bonus, not a requirement, for men in the same position.
The first time I met Bill Clinton was actually 1988.
That's not to say that women's priorities are better than men's. Rather, when women are empowered, when they can speak from the experience of their own lives, they often address different, previously neglected issues. And families and whole communities benefit.
Women's particular experiences continue to shape not just their points of view but their actions, in the United States and around the world.
Even tax breaks that are supposed to help the middle class too often skew toward the wealthy.