'Clinton's piece in the New York Times, after using a variant of the "measure of a society" quote substituting "its children" for "its weakest," addressed the progress the nation has made on the economic front and job creation and pointed out there are still too many people in poverty. Clinton said something every American with a conscience and not a conservative would agree with:
"With all of our country's resources, no child should ever have to grow up in poverty. Yet every single night, all across America, kids go to sleep hungry or without a place to call home. We have to do better. Advocating for children and families has been the cause of my life, starting with my first job as a young attorney at the Children's Defense Fund, and if I have the honor of serving as president, it will be the driving mission of my administration."'