In 2008, I cast my vote to elect the first African-American President. Four years later, I repeated that act.
In 2016, I cast my vote to elect the first female President.
Hillary Clinton isn’t a perfect candidate. There is certainly enough baggage that comes along with the Clintons. Hillary Clinton doesn’t come across as the most sincere candidate when on the stump, or giving a speech. President Obama is a hard act to follow in that regard, but even in comparison to an average candidate, Clinton is mediocre. Hillary Clinton has a tendency to be a politician at a time when people are ready for honesty and transparency, and are sick of “the same old Washington.”
You know what Hillary Clinton also isn’t?
- A racist
- A misogynist
- A bully
- Against the LBGTQ community
- A person with zero respect for the intelligence of the American people
- A person with zero respect for the Electoral process
- Completely unqualified to be President
Even if I didn’t respect Hillary Clinton, I would still vote for her over Donald Trump, who is all of those awful things, and more .
But I do respect Hillary Clinton. She’s a policy wonk. She seems to really want to make the world a better place, even if I don’t always agree with her views or tactics. She’s well respected in the global community, and across the aisle when her opponents aren’t demagoging.
She’s clearly smart. She’s handled a number of investigations—some warranted, many not—with composure and a desire to keep helping the United States.
No candidate is perfect. But Hillary Clinton is more than good enough to get my vote. She’s deserving of being our first female President.
I’m with her.
- This isn’t debatable. It’s well documented. He’s an asshole. ↩