A Vote for Clinton

November 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm 4 comments

Hillary Clinton for President
Photo Credit: hillaryclinton.com

In less than a week, the 2016 presidential election will be held. I don’t know about you, but I have already decided whom I’m going to vote. I’m casting my ballot for Democratic standard-bearer Hillary Clinton.

Among the candidates, I think she is the best qualified with over 30 years in public service that included stints as First Lady of the United States, New York Senator, and Secretary of State. She is tough, smart, and experienced enough to become the leader of the free world.

I know. I know. For somebody like me who loves to travel light, you’re wondering why I would choose somebody carrying a lot of baggage.

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee and closest rival, calls her “Crooked Hillary” without offering proofs to substantiate his claims. It’s possible that somebody looking close enough into these allegations might find something, but would it be serious enough to consider it a crime? That’s the 64-dollar question.

Nobody who has been in politics that long can remain squeaky clean. It’s a dirty business. You have to wheel and deal to get things done. If you choose to play in the mud, you can’t help but get dirty. What’s important is not to lose your core values in the process.

As president, I expect Clinton to continue her long commitment advocating for the rights of minorities, women and children.

Some pundits, including Moody’s highly reliable election model, predict that Clinton will win by a landslide. Even the Republican hierarchy seems to have conceded to a Clinton victory concentrating its campaign efforts now to maintaining the majority in both houses. However, I beg to differ. I believe it will be a close one given that America is more divided than ever.

If you care for Clinton, don’t fall into the trap thinking there’s no need because she’ll win anyway. You should cast your vote. Make it count lest the grinch steals the election.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bodynsoil  |  November 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I agreed that it would be hard to find a politician without skeletons in the closet.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  November 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      bodynsoil:

      actually, i think every politician has one. šŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Gbolabo Adetunji  |  November 7, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I totally agree with you. Some people won’t vote because Mother Theresa is not running. We are all human.

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  November 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      gbolabo:

      if they don’t vote, they’re denying their basic right in a democracy.

      Reply

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