John McCain Dealt an Insulting Blow

I was a Hillary supporter. I supported her for her positions, experience, contributions and, last but not the least, the dream of a woman president she inspired that excited and invigorated me immensely.

Predictably, when that dream was shattered, I was indignant and the grieving over a lost dream turned me to consider McCain and away from Obama. But I was eventually over the grieving process. By the time the Democratic National Convention was on the way, I was able to see through the emotional veil the bottom line, my principles and positions are closer to Obama’s, and I was ready to see and hear Obama.

Watching Michelle Obama and Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention turned me around emotionally: They are like one of us: humble but noble, aspiring but caring. We share similar background and the same notion of a good education and it is admirable that they are able to get this close to their dreams. Moreover, I was inspired and able to vividly envision for the first time an equally invigorating dream: One World One People. I was very close to decision time.

If there is any consideration left for John McCain after the Democratic National Convention, it all vanished after he announced his running mate. John McCain’s choice is obviously an attempt to play and manipulate Hillary supporters’ emotions, purely political and extremely irresponsible. McCain dealt himself an enormously negative score. Furthermore, Sarah Palin’s invoking of Hillary Clinton in her acceptance speech is utterly insulting. She is not Hillary! She has not Hillary’s experience. She does not share Hillary’s positions. She was not leading the feministic movement that Hillary was. The truth is: she is doing exactly the opposite. She is intending to make John McCain the president.

It is clear now to whom my vote will go.

Advertisements

6 Responses

  1. Furthermore, Sarah Palin’s invoking of Hillary Clinton in her acceptance speech is utterly insulting. She is not Hillary! She has not Hillary’s experience.

    True. Governor Palin has executive experience, and Hillary Clinton (a legislator) does not.

    She was not leading the feminine movement that Hillary was.

    How was Hillary Clinton “leading the feminine [sic] movement”? You mean by marrying a dude that ended up getting elected President later, and parlaying that into a Senate career?

  2. Thanks for your comment. You inspired me on the two points you made.

    You wrote: “True. Governor Palin has executive experience, and Hillary Clinton (a legislator) does not.”

    Um, how would you label Abram Lincoln’s experience? I am referring to the sixteenth president of the United States, one of the greatest, who was a legislator before he was elected to the presidency and the one who successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the Civil War.

    You wrote: “How was Hillary Clinton “leading the feminine [sic] movement”? You mean by marrying a dude that ended up getting elected President later, and parlaying that into a Senate career?”

    A woman’s own action speaks louder on her true credentials or merits regardless of the person she is married to, a commercial fisherman or a former president of the United States. To me, Hillary’s credentials and merits before she was married was already more impressive.

  3. Re: Lincoln, well I would label his pre-White House experience as ‘legislator’, like you said. Indeed, Lincoln was relatively inexperienced when he was elected President, and his opponents said so. So your point is…Hillary’s experience is comparable to Lincoln’s? Okay, check. Agreed.

    But it is not (neither are) comparable to Palin’s, who is a Governor. Just as I said.

    Now, one thing the Lincoln example does point out is that sometimes, ‘experience’ is overrated and one shouldn’t obsess too much over it. Greatness doesn’t have to come from years and years of ‘experience’. I’m sure that fans of both Senator Obama and Governor Palin would agree with me.

    Re: Hillary’s credentials and merits before she was married – what were they, exactly, and why were they so ‘impressive’ to you? And why does Governor Palin lack them, whatever they are?

    Remember, your actual claim was that Palin is “no Hillary” and “has not Hillary’s experience”. But on examination it appears you have no objective argument for these claims, because all you’re really saying is that you like Hillary better than Palin. That’s fine, but it doesn’t add up to any kind of objective or quantifiable argument for anything.

    It’s actually more supportable to say that Hillary is no Governor Palin.

  4. Hello again.
    Here is what I see: You are incapable of getting the points and you are determined to twist and bend every word and phrase your way. You have decided. I have decided. And I decide based on what is important to my principles, values and positions since not one candidate is perfect.
    My final say: I agree to disagree with you.

  5. To Sonic, GW Bush was ALSO a governor, like Sarah Palin, and look what that got us!! That alone makes this “case closed”, but there’s plenty more. Governor of a state with fewer people than the town I live in is a qualification to be a heartbeat away from the presidency… how?? That could be overlooked if she had an awareness (at the very LEAST) of the world and had studied the issues, but please, this is an individual who thinks Africa is a country!! Did you not see the interviews Palin had with Katie Couric? If you felt for her, they were embarassing. If you didn’t, they would have been highly amusing if they hadn’t been so frightening. Plainly and without question, Palin is NO Hillary Clinton. Anyone who has seen Hillary debate and discuss issues, who has an ounce of sense and the slightest ability to see objectively, knows it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: