After last week's debate, I
finally, after months of indecision, settled on a candidate and his/her name is
on the day of the week, I am full-throttle in support of Hillary. I mean,
Bernie. I mean, Hillary. I mean, Bernie. I mean—
CAN'T DECIDE! DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
recently took the "I side with" quiz and sided 96 percent with Bernie
Sanders. I don't think I've ever sided 96 percent with anything in my entire life, so this came as a humbling blow that Hillary, who
I have rallied behind in my mind and soul since the beginning, may not be the
I don't mean to pick on Bernie's age/whiteness, but he resembles the status quo, even if he is largely opposed to it. And that is a bit problematic. We
have had enough of those kinds of dudes, and while Hillary isn't exactly diverse
and/or young, she is a woman. And that matters. Especially when you look at the
recent attempts to derail women's reproductive freedom and rights.
more old white dudes in the presidential line. That ship has SAILED.
Sanders seems like he might ACTUALLY be the very best old white male politician
that exists. He's as antiestablishment as it gets for a politician and I am
unabashedly on board with his whole everything. And if he were a woman? If he
was less white? Less old? I would NOT ONLY vote for him, I would likely
volunteer to run the Los Angeles chapter of his campaign. So, if the only thing
holding me back is his age/gender/whiteness, is it unfair to rebuff everything
that TRULY matters? No. Of course not.
the LEADER of our nation, it matters. It matters what you look like and how you
carry yourself and what kind of presence you command. It matters how you are
perceived and whether you represent your country physically as well as politically, and
between the two of them, I see Hillary as the more representative
representative. I just do.
I agree with all of Hill's politics? No. Is she a part of the same political
machine I want to rally against? Yes. But I also think she is fearless and
inspiring. I think she is pro woman and
pro child and pro education reform. I think she is pro gun control and pro
prison reform, and I think she can and will fight the good fight. Yes,
I would be lying if I didn't admit that her being a woman has a lot to do with
why I support her. Her stance on women's issues is crucial in a male-dominated
Washington. It is time for a woman to lead this country and I believe that
Hillary has what it takes to do so. I just wish she was more like Bern on all the issues.
is why I am writing this post. Because ... I don't know. I went back and forth
between Hillary and Obama during the last election and ended up voting for Hillary and
rooting for Obama—so, you know, I've been straddling the line of in-betweenism
before. I've been known to smash candidates together and pretend that everyone
can win. So that is what, at this moment in time, I am doing.
What do you think? Have you chosen your candidate yet? Do you feel
torn, too? Are you team Hillabern Clinders? Let's discuss.