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Considering Hillary

A note to women in their twenties and thirties.

imgresHillary. I am not a fan. Never have been. But truth be told, I don’t have to be a fan to vote for someone. I have to believe that they are capable of doing the job … and doing it better than the next ‘guy.’

I have spoken with a lot of young women in their late twenties and early thirties and they are not for Hillary Clinton. They ‘don’t like her.’┬áHer way of handling Bill’s infidelity. Her tone of voice. Her coldness. And so it goes. The polls say this generation of women just doesn’t find her appealing.

A friend sent me the documentary, Makers Once and for All, about the the Women’s Conference in Beijing in 1994 when Hillary gave the keynote – and she took a major risk, and she changed the course for women across the globe with it. You young women were not around for those moments. That moment with Hillary. Anita Hill. The first woman voted into the senate.

I’m asking you, begging you actually, to watch from 28:29 on the documentary for just five short minutes to understand that while you might not find her personally to your liking, her overall contribution to society over the past forty years might, just might, deserve your voting consideration.

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