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Disappointed supporter of Hillary Clinton

I am a Hillary Clinton supporter. I am sad :-(

I thought she’d somehow pull off the Democratic nomination for President in 2008. Soon I’ll need to embrace the other democratic candidate but today I’m just disappointed that Senator Clinton does not have enough delegates.

The USA has had 43 presidents and it goes without saying that zero were female.

Americans lament that Muslim-majority countries and others treat women badly – which is true. However, my 16-year-old daughter is amazed when I tell her that I remember my maternal grandmother wore ONLY dresses. Pants were for men. I’m 47 years old and my Grandmother Robinson could not vote when she turned 18 because women were not allowed to vote. Women have only been able to vote here is the USA since 1920! This is not ancient history; instead it is people I knew personally.

I know that we’ve never had a African-American President either but statistically speaking HE represents less than 15% of the US population and SHE represents over 50% of us. How much longer will we have to wait for another viable female presidential candidate in the US?

Beth Robinson
Beth Robinson
Tennessee native. Computer Systems Analyst - 30+ year career in computer industry. B.S. Computer Science, 1983 TTU. M.A. Instructional Technology, 1999 APSU. She is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave,  Tennessee Tree Steward,  The Climate Project, Audubon,  Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, League of Conservation Voters, an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville (UUFC), UU Service Committee, and UUFC Social Action chairperson / Green Sanctuary chairperson / Youth group advisor.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Beth, my candidate of choice is Barack Obama but I was very upset with men and some women around me who had problems with Hilary Clinton because she was a women.

    It was a shame that she is being judge on the issue of being a woman and not on her political creditials which are very excellant.

    As a Black man I have a code that I live by and because I have been discriminated against I refuse to discriminate against anyone because they are gay, a women, or Muslim etc!

    I was very surprised to find out that America was not ready for a woman president I thought we were past that, but I hope that the ignorance of some won’t stop you from voting for Barack Obama because we really do need a change in this country.

    Great article points!

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