Hillary Clinton Launches 2016 Presidential Campaign

In 2008 I was leaning towards Hillary,  but when my college age son enthusiastically championed Barack Obama and very persuasively too I might add, I voted for our President. This time around I feel that it will be Hillary’s turn, but I have some concerns, I had had concerns then, which is why my son was able to convince to vote for our President. I have read her books and I loved them, however my concerns rest with her closeness to the Wall Street universe, her vote for the Iraq war and even though she traveled more extensively then any other Secretary of State, she hadn’t advanced much in the quest for peace. I saw the video and her committment to the environment, everyday people, women and children are things that I definitely stand for and those issues are dear to my heart, I just worry about her economic values. If she would just once state for the record that we need to reinstate Glass-Steagal and review the Futures and Commodities Act of 2000, I would be overjoyed because that would be a strong endorsement of progressive economic policies, which would go far in taming Wall Street from treating our economy like a casino, and like the casino, the house always wins because the people get suckered 24/7. I would also like to hear Hillary’s thoughts on the militarization of our local police forces, her take on the Drug Wars and the privatization of everything that is or was previously held to be part of the public commons. Hillary Clinton definitely has her work cut out for her, I know that she will feel constrained by the Republican Party’s threats and verbal assaults, but I hope that she doesn’t let them diminish her message or her agenda. This will be a very hard fight and I hope for her and all of our sakes that she will hold her ground, dig in her heels and be the champion of the everyday person.

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  1. jamesbradfordpate · · Reply

    That’s cool, that your son was enthusiastic about Obama in 2008! I remember a blog post where you wrote that you were trying to persuade him to vote in the last election, and he just didn’t want to. 2008 was an exciting year, politically-speaking!

    1. You’re right James, 2008 was extremely exciting politically and the young people were so excited to be there. It was so sad that the hope and excitement went away so quickly; I think that my son is an excellent barometer for the youth demographic.

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