I realize that this has been a long and drawn out primary season. Even I have felt the affects of election fatigue, and have had to give myself a little break from the rhetoric race. But the end is in sight, as I am sure you are well aware, Barak Obama has gained enough delegated to be the democratic party's pick for presidential candidate.. Noted and Respected this is clearly a historic moment, not only for African Americans, but for all of us as a whole. I think that this victory alone is a sign that America may be, I repeat, may be, a bit more ready and willing to change and progression than I thought, or perhaps the power has shifted to a different position that we cannot recognize yet.. but that is a tangent I will not get into...
However, Barak (my love), is not the focus of this note. Hillary Rodham Clinton is! The junior senator from the magnanimous empire state, my home state of New York, is also a history maker. And if I am being honest I was a Hillary supporter until Barak came along. And before that I was/ and still am.. a supporter of Dennis Kusinich (oh my , a white man, go figure)... This woman has managed to leave her mark on this country and in history above and beyond all of the drama that surrounded her husband as his ..misconduct. She is a great leader, a brilliant politican and policy maker, and has persued her dream with courage and ambition. And simply because she has not won the bid, I would not consider this a failure by anymeans.
I have been disgusted by the mudslingging that has gone on from both sides of this campaign, especially those that have included the spouses of the candidates. In the case of Hillary I have been particularly ashamed of the allegations that she could not fulfill the job because of her gender. People grow up! I would love to have an election where we choose purely on credentials, not race, not gender, not religion, not sexuality, but on policy alone..gosh thats a novel idea- choosing policy makers based on policy implementation.
As for everyone wanting Hillary to just concede defeat, that notion is purely insulting. None of us would give up on something we have worked so hard for.. "just because" everyone said so, she is Human like the rest of us! She will graciously bow out when she is ready... How quickly we forget and move to criticism. I may ot have voted for Clinton but I am not ashamed to say that I have deep respect and appreciation for what she has done, and what she will continue to do for this country and for history.
Found this. Enjoy.