May 26, 2016

Politics: Supporter or Evangelist

Hillary Clinton at the 2004 March for Women's ...
Hillary Clinton at the 2004 March for Women's Lives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I received a "Support Hillary" bumper sticker this morning. I don't really think I have ever had that happen before...no politician has ever noticed me at all...my husband yes but me no. I was surprised.

But...what surprised me the most was my unwillingness to wear my heart on my sleeve. When I my husband told me to put it on the car I didn't want to do that so I didn't. What was that all about?

I am a Democrat and very liberal in some ways. I do think that Clinton is very smart and of course she is a woman and there is always that. So why don't I feel completely certain that she is a good choice or a bad choice.

I do support her candidacy and watch the primaries. I did vote for her. It could be that I have seen too much in my life and honestly know what could go very wrong.

It turns out that I am not the evangelist for the woman. In the end I simply will vote for the best of the two people that are running.

There you have it!

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PS: I cannot even bring myself to slam Trump even though I know I will NEVER vote for him. Did you read the article about his wife in the New Yorker? Yikes!

And, is this campaign driving you crazy?

17 comments:

Beth Havey@Boomer Highway said...

Oh, my God, YES. I have stopped watching cable news because they give a certain person way too much press time.
If he is elected, I will blame the media. Absolutely out of control. So I quietly pray a lot--we can't go in a direction that feels
like pre WWII. And I'm careful about what I say. My solution: get a pile of good books and read until it's finally over. Or drink a lot.

retirementallychallenged.com said...

I have to agree with you. I wish I felt inspired.

Barbara Torris said...

"Careful what you say" is a very good plan. I am going to do that!

Barbara Torris said...

There is no inspiration here...I can say that for sure!

Steve said...

Have had a TS/SCI clearance when I worked, lets just say I have a lot of issues with her. If I would have done what she did I'd be in jail by now.

Terra Hangen said...

I can not imagine my voting for her. Jail may be in her future.

Marty said...

I am a devout liberal who will absolutely vote for Hillary. But I will do so holding my nose. Simply put, I have "Clinton Fatigue," and that probably starts with Hillary more than Bill. I would like to see a younger generation of liberal leaders begin to take hold in the Democratic Party. Getting off my soap box now, no, Barbara, I have *never* seen a campaign like this one. I hope and pray it's an anomaly.

Ellen Fassbender said...

It's called "voting for the lesser of two evils".

Barbara - said...

I'm closing my eyes and putting my hands in my ears until at least august.I font love the woman but I cannot in good consciousness vote for a person or party that wants to end reproductive rights and marriage equality, nevermind discriminate on the basis of religion. Do Here I am.

And while I think trump is an embarrassment just think liberals. It could be freaking Ted Cruz.

Hillary isn't going to jail. Colin Powell did the exact same thing she did.

Barbara - said...

Forgive my spelling errors as I type on the phone.

Barbara Torris said...

You probably have a good point!

Barbara Torris said...

Possibly. Is Bernie OK?

Barbara Torris said...

So do I. I believe that Trump's popularity is backlash against the ultraconservative agenda that we have lived with for too many years. Even the Republicans are a little sick of it...maybe!

Barbara Torris said...

You are so right...in any case a person in that position just does what they do without any boundaries. She, unlike many of her predecessors, has come under very close scrutiny because she is not Republican. But, I might add that I do believe that wrong is wrong no matter who the culprit is.

Barbara Torris said...

Me too...I know what you are talking about. But, I still love it!

Janette said...

Love Bernie. Wish the Democrats would select him. I know many Republicans who would vote for him.

Barbara Torris said...

I Agree!

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