Two essays

Here’s an essay on why not to vote for Hillary Clinton. Most of the arguments boil down to her weakness in a general election.

And here’s an essay on why voting for Hillary Clinton is a good idea. This quote from the second essay stuck out for me, in regards to Obama:

I’d rather look forward to what a good president he might make in eight years, when his vision and spirit are seasoned by practical know-how—and he’ll be all of 54. Meanwhile, goodbye to turning him into a shining knight when actually he’s an astute, smooth pol with speechwriters who’ve worked with the Kennedys’ own speechwriter-courtier Ted Sorenson. If it’s only about ringing rhetoric, let speechwriters run. But isn’t it about getting the policies we want?

What a shallow definition of rhetoric. And I adore how earlier in the essay she repeatedly linked Obama to the womanizing of the Kennedys – not to mention how later she equates the coming primary votes with Anita Hill’s treatment by the Senate.

Good grief! We really need some context here. Voting for Clinton is not a blow struck for women mistreated everywhere, any more than a vote for Obama is a blow against centuries of racism. Clinton is not evil incarnate, and Obama is not an inexperienced pup.

Lastly, voting for Clinton is not racist, and voting for Obama is not sexist. So there. Democrats of the world, please shed your collective guilt trips and vote for who you think will do the best job as President.

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