When Hillary Clinton, in her sunny library, declared she was running for president in 2007, it was a "Eureka" moment for me. Of course! The smartest girl in the class was going to make a run for the highest office.
I went to school with a lot of smart girls. Whether any of them
secretly nurtured the notion of running against any of the boys for
class president is a mystery. But always, in lower echelons of executive
action, it was the girls who got everything done. We were the ones who
transformed the gym into a night under the stars for the prom. It was
gritty, dirty work done in our most raggedy duds. We went home covered
in paint daily, threw the work clothes into the washer and dryer, and
toted them back to our lockers the next day for another afternoon of
messy physical labor. It was a miraculous transformation when the night
arrived. The gym looked magical. We had done that. And we all looked
like denizens of red carpets everywhere. Who could have imagined these
muddy sprites painting on rolls of brown paper in the hallways could
become fairy princesses? But if any of the princesses ever harbored the
instinct to take up the scepter of leadership, I never detected it. It
was not within the scope of our imaginations... at the time. And then,
along came Hillary.
Wow! That took nerve! And confidence! And a willingness to own
the result even if it was a failure. So Hillary began her conversation
with America. She listened. Hillary Clinton is an expert listener. She
heard what we had to say and built her platform on that base. Every
plan was impressive, thorough, deep, broad, and explained in terms
anyone could understand. It would have been amazing, but it was coming
from Hillary and you knew to expect no less. It was easy to explain to
others why you were with her. Her plans ... she was brilliant. What
you got in return were remarks about her demeanor, her habit of
silencing the applause so she could get started speaking. She wasn't
warm enough. She wasn't cool enough. She was too linear. She was too
organized. Underneath it all was what she was not. A man.
we are today, and I still hear some of the same criticisms and
concerns. Hillary has gone about the job this time in much the same way
as she did in 2007. She is a more seasoned candidate this time around
with a deeper resumé. In a season when opposition candidates talk about
a post-card tax return, most of the plans on both sides fit on your old
3x5 cards that you used for your research and debates. Hillary's plans
fill binders. The scope of her work is enormous because it is planned in
response to what she hears from us on the trail. She listens. You have a
problem. She devises a plan for that.
Hillary Clinton is
unquestionably attentive, caring, brilliant, informed, knowledgeable.
She is the one. She is the candidate all of us on various social media
platforms support, the one to whom we are committed. She clearly is
head and shoulders above anyone else running - anyone we ever have seen
running. So why do so many Hillary supporters feel it is incumbent
upon them to tell her what to do? Why do so many comments begin with,
"She should...," "She has to...?"
This is our smartest candidate.
We support her because of who she is, how she listens, how she thinks,
and how she plans. Why can't we just let Hillary be Hillary? *Sigh*
It's a little like choosing a mate and then trying to change that
person. That never works out well.
If you are not a Hillary supporter and have stuck with me this far, thank you. You should look at her issues and plans.
You might like them. If you are a Hillary supporter, please stop
thinking you are smarter than she is. You aren't. Stop telling her
what to do! Embrace her for who and how she is or get off the bus.
This is my candidate: the smartest girl in the class. She is perfect for me exactly as she is.
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