This is a little long - my apologies.
I would actually feel sorry for Hillary if she weren’t so unrelentingly dishonest. I don’t think there’s anyone in the race who’s worked harder than she has to get to this moment, who’s put in the work, studied the issues & just plain done everything that any human being should have had to do to demonstrate her qualifications to be President of the United States. Unfortunately, and quite unfairly, she’s just the wrong person for the job at this moment in History.
JFK nailed it when he said that “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” That’s where we are right now.
We have three possible paths forward in this country: A Peaceful Revolution under a Bernie Sanders’ Presidency, Same Old, Same Old under a Hillary Clinton Presidency, and outright Facism under any of the GOP candidates currently polling at the top of the pack - most notably of course The Donald. And I’m not even certain that Hillary could make Same Old, Same Old fly for very long. The mood in this country just doesn’t support that assumption.
The time has arrived when a growing number of people in this country appear to be coming together, and making choices about who we intend to become as human beings and what kind of country it is in which we wish to live. And then we’re deciding what our role as citizens might be the process of recreating not only our own country, but also the world we want to leave to our children. We are either going to come together, roll up our sleeves, and remake the United States into something quite different & quite wonderful … or we’re going tear it apart .
Hillary is simply incapable of leading that effort . I’m not hearing a Vision, and I’m not seeing any capacity for creating and/or communicating a sense of where we could be going. And I’m not even sure it’s her fault. I think she’s been in politics for such a long time, and taken so many hits from people who hated her just for being who she was or where she was, that she only knows how to play defense. And she has so many scars that she is incapable of seeing beyond those scars into the realm of what might actually be possible. She appears to have lost the capacity to hope, to dream & to envision anything beyond incremental progress. At least that’s the way it sounds to me.
And of course there’s that other factor limiting her vision & her “range of motion” - the degree to which she’s indebted to those that have funded her political career. She’s so tied down and twisted up and entangled with the people that have paid her way that I don’t think she can see beyond small steps, half measures and “what’s possible.” Just as she did with healthcare, she appears to believe that you have to start with what you think “they” might be willing to give you, and negotiate down from there. At this moment in history, that’s just not going to cut it.
Hillary simply couldn’t govern the way Bernie will be able to govern … even if she wanted to … and she doesn’t. There’s no Vision. The mantra "I’m the safe choice because I’m the most “electable” just doesn’t inspire. There’s no call for a Peaceful Revolution - just sit back and “trust me.” No Thank You.
So I’m going to continue to Feel the Berne & ignore the Serious People & the Beltway Pundits with their investments in the Status Quo & their various Agendas. I believe with all my heart that what Bernie says is possible - is actually possible - it’s just going to take a little hard work. And we’ve never been afraid to roll up our sleeves & work hard in this country.