I really think that after Obama and Edwards painted such a wonderful picture of an America that can be good if we pull together and Clinton came out with her “Can we just have sorta a reality break for a minute” (video) line, that really is going to turn a lot of people off.
We all want to hope for a better future, not just for ourselves, but for our kids and their kids. To have someone dash those dreams by saying, “Why bother?” is kind of crushing. Clinton did herself no favors by saying that. She could have led off several different ways, but by being so harsh, she not only lashed out on the Senators onstage, but also the millions of Americans who support in believe in their message of a future hope for America.