So, at the risk of making enemies, I have to say this.
Yes, it would be cool to have a woman as president. Yes, I am a feminist and believe in women’s empowerment, strong women, etc.
But. Do we like Hillary because she would be a great president and she’s the right person for the job? Or because she’s a woman and we want to make history again?
The reality is, any of the candidates running at this point would make history—not just Hillary. We have a woman; an old, independent Jew; and an asshole Tycoon who has absolutely no emotional intelligence, and who probably decided to run for president as a joke, but now it’s serious—really serious (and scary). Somehow Americans—oh, I mean Republicans—think it’s a good idea to have a racist bigot as our president? Still don’t get that one yet.
Yes, Hillary is qualified to be president, but is she the right person? Do you always hire someone just because they are qualified? Or do you hire the person that would be the best fit for what is needed? I mean, Is she really more qualified than Bernie, or are people/the media just saying that? (Example: Some say she’s more adept with foreign policy than Bernie because of her “experience,” but not necessarily- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/5-reasons-bernie-sanders-is-more-qualified-to-be-commander-in-chief-_b_8608074.html).
In this case, we desperately need political and economic change. What we are doing is not working—look at the number of people in prison, our debt, the state of inequality, and the environment. The world can see it, but why can’t we? We need someone who truly cares about people and transparently addresses what is not working, not someone who makes excuses about why it’s not fixed yet.
Upwards of 60% American voters do not trust Hillary Clinton, which is roughly 6 out of 10 voters. Might I mention she is also undergoing a rather serious investigation by the FBI? With a pattern of corruption over her long and public political career?
So again, do we like Hillary because she’s a woman, and we want a female president? Or because she’d actually be a good president and do what’s right for America?
That’s all—no more politics (for now). I promise.