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Respectfully, I disagree with you. I'm a 50 year o...

2008-02-18T09:27:00.000-08:00

Respectfully, I disagree with you. I'm a 50 year old white woman living below the poverty level. Never went to college. I am politically involved and well-informed. I am a life-long Democrat, and proud of it. (I helped distribute campaign literature for George McGovern while I was still in middle school.) Hillary Clinton is a bright, accomplished woman, capable of many things, including running the country. But I choose not to choose her to lead the country.

Outside of her initial support for the war in Iraq (her long-refusal to acknowledge the error of her vote, and her continued attempt to distort the logic of that decision, is offensive to me, and I find it disingenuous) I believe policy-wise, there are not tremendous differences between Obama and Clinton. But I believe the difference between their ability to lead, to inspire, to get things done, is tremendous.

She is entrenched in a "fight" mentality. I'm sick of the fighting. I prefer a leader who approaches problems with the mentality of working with people on the other side of the issue to find common ground and achieve results, lasting results. That's how lasting change is accomplished, as opposed to change that's reversed the moment the power-weilder is out of office.

Obama did achieve lasting results for Illinois, including on women's issues, and he needs no more seasoning to bring his adroit, innovative ideas to the presidency. I believe he is capable of healing some of the wounds of partisanship that are scarring our country. Through no fault of her own, Hillary Clinton is not capable of doing that. Hillary has been pilloried by the far right--you cannot realistically dismiss the fact that she has become a divisive figure, held in poor regard by so many Republicans--roughly half of the country.

Putting her on the ticket would energize a demoralized Republican party, and weaken our chances for victory in November.

Republicans have forced us to endure an individual we hold in low regard for seven years. Taking a combative "payback" attitude is counter productive.

Although I can understand your support of Hillary Clinton, I can't help but feel you're looking through a narrow focus. Aren't you at least a little bothered by the political dynasty aspect of Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush, Clinton? Again, through no fault of her own, I do not believe it is her time. It is time for change.