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Hillary Clinton 2008

I'm aware that I might get nailed for this post, but I'm taking a…

Hillary Clinton 2008

Hillary Clinton

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I'm aware that I might get nailed for this post, but I'm taking a chance anyway, because I honestly want to know. This community was once a safe-haven for me, a place where I could voice my opinion without worrying about having to defend everything I wrote, down to the last period. I miss that.

But onto the actual point of this post. It's disheartening to see so many Hillary supporters here jumping on the McCain wagon so quickly. If you're someone who casts their votes in Presidential elections based on personality, I see his appeal over someone who the primary season has taught us to despise. But if you are policy voter, as many of you seem to be, the obvious choice is not McCain, but Obama.

Personally, I dislike Obama. I dislike his cockiness, his elitism, his need to be a long-lost Kennedy. But his policies are the most similar to Hillary's, and while I still feel hers are superior, she's sadly no longer a viable option.

Since Bush Jr. entered office, I've been holding my breath hoping that Breyer, Stevens, and Souter don't retire (or die, but I'd prefer not to be morbid) from the Supreme Court until a Democrat reaches office. I'm less worried about Ginsberg, because she has, God bless her, gone on record saying she's not leaving until the Chief Executive is a Democrat. Stevens is 88 though, and the swing vote, Kennedy, is 71. Obama's stance on abortion isn't so vague that we have no idea how he would handle choosing replacements for the Court. However, McCain's position is crystal clear: given the chance, he will overturn R v. W. As a feminist, but more so as someone who loves the freedoms she's been given, it bothers me that so many of you are perfectly willing to allow this mixture of church and state. The same goes for same-sex marriage. No, Obama's policies aren't perfect, but they're a lot easier to swallow than McCain's.

I'm not asking you to hop on the unity wagon and be happy about it. I'm not even sold on the idea of her becoming his VP. I just love my country, and the last thing it needs right now is another Republican.

For the record, no, I am not a straight-ticket Dem.
  • I don't understand why you've been blasted all day for this post, and it bums me out that you have been. I don't see this at all as an attack at proMcCain Hillary supporters in any way. In fact, it's no different than the proMcCain posts we've had where people defend him and bash Obama. And really.. you didn't even bash.

    I know we're all still hurting and sad and upset by the course of things.. but as was said earlier, Hillary is no longer a viable option right now. So we're stuck with two guys none of really liked from the get-go. It might seem senseless to some people.. those of us who look to Obama now just cause that's what Hillary would want. But so then is it just as senseless those who look to McCain now just because our feelings are all hurt.

    I'll be honest, I'm currently only touting Obama because, yes, that's what Hillary wants. BUT. I digress, doing so is leaving my mind and heart open to him in the future. Which really, is what I want. I want to be open to listening to him and giving him a chance. Because as you said, his policies are so similar. And really, with the world in the state that it's in now, policies are what matter most.
    • Seriously? ♥

      Not that I can't hold my own, but I needed this.
      • It was a really wonderful post that definitely makes me feel better about even considering him.

        So big love and hearts right back at you. For saying what I, at least, was thinking, and for taking so much unnecessary shit for it. <3
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