Lady Gaga’s Speech at Hillary Clinton’s Final Campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina
November 7, 2016
What’s up, Raleigh! I am so, so very proud to be here today. I think that maybe even this is one of my most favorite days that I’ve ever had in my whole life.
You know, I don’t know about you, maybe some of the ladies out there know how I feel, but sometimes I feel like I’ve been asleep, you know? And I could never have fathomed that I would experience, in my lifetime, that a woman would become President of the United States of America.
During this election, we watched her endure such hateful language with dignity. She stood with pride as she was shamed by her opponent, whose angry, divisive approach to campaigning divided our entire country.
There are people around the world who think that this election is a joke. But you know, what isn’t a joke is your vote.
This country needs your vote, Raleigh! North Carolina, can you hear me? We want you to stand up. Be a part of history. What I’m asking you is to be in this moment right now, with us, and fight for your future and the future of our children.
You know, it’s so amazing because no matter how absurd and mean he became, she smiled bravely. And she continued on. (I almost feel like I could do her smile here!) She kept going and she kept fighting for women’s rights. She kept fighting for the care of our children. She kept fighting for those who are in need. And the truth is that Hillary Clinton has done this for her entire career.
Now, when I say career, what I mean is she didn’t just wake up one morning and decide(d) she wanted to be President, right? She’s had a career in politics that spans decades of experience, education, leadership and wisdom.
She stands before us today proud, like a lady. She, she’s ready to be President.
And by the way, by the way, I know that it is important for this message too to be spread: that we do not need to hate his followers. If we are true, true Americans, then we must go from viewing his followers as adversaries to viewing them as our allies.
What does she say? What do we say? We Are Stronger Together.
And what I see in this remarkable woman is that she is ready to restore peace in this country. America is not America without its people. So I say, Hillary Clinton is the one.
So, I’d like to just close by reminding you – yes, hello? I’ll remind you over there, make sure you can hear me: Hillary Clinton is made of steel. Hillary Clinton is unstoppable. And watching what he has done to us, I can promise you that she can protect us, not just from the outside but on the inside as well, she will protect us.
So I say, vote for the candidate that has the heart. It’s an honor tonight for me to say, a 30-year-old woman from an Italian-American immigrant family, that I’m with her.
So, ladies and gentlemen, why don’t you put your voting shaves on? Practice your walk to the polls, and go out and vote for Hillary Clinton. I think it’s time to “Come to Mama”.