Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Long Time Coming



Hillary at age 21. How many of us could have spoken that eloquently? Not me, sure as hell. What was Donald Trump doing at that age? What were most of us doing at that age? The hatred toward Hillary Clinton, built more on the constant stream of right-wing dissembling than on reality, is far out of proportion to who she is and what she's done. She's neither the perfect candidate nor has she behaved perfectly throughout her life. (I guess I'm the only one who has.) But her priorities, her intelligence, her knowledge, her commitment to things beyond herself is like those attributes in Donald Trump as Plymouth Rock is to a grain of sand.

The entire text of her speech can be found here. The above clip doesn't do it justice.

So, yeah. If she's flawed and occasionally annoying, if she's stumbled along the path, it's nevertheless easy to imagine her doing mostly the right things as president, giving her all, bringing intelligence to the job. With Donald Trump, it's like imagining Michelangelo carving his Pieta out of a turd. As best and as gently as I can put it.


1 comment:

Dr Strangelove said...

What an incredible insult to such a strong, intelligent, honorable woman that she is compelled to run against such an appallingly unethical, limited, little man.

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