Interest in the thesis and in Clinton's relationship with Alinsky continued during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries , as Clinton battled Illinois Senator Barack Obama , who had also been reported to have been exposed to Alinsky-style ideas and methods during his time as a Chicago community organizer. 
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"There is only the fight to recover what has been lost and found and lost again and again."
In a sense, she’s still in a conversation with Alinsky, who believed that the poor could be organized on their own behalf. Hillary Clinton still seems to believe that the middle classes can do things to make life easier for the poor, and that is the lever she pulls most often. Her decision about the best way to create change ultimately led her down a path that made her a senator; had she made the other decision — to organize the poor — she would not be in government, but rather in that place where she learned so much — the “streets.”
17. With souls in purgatory it seems necessary that horror should grow less and love increase.
Michelle’s writing leaves… a bit to be desired.