“This is an election of choosing the lesser of two evils.”
A lot of us have said that line. I have. Many of us have said we have no choice in this election. Yep, count me in on that one also. I even wrote about it yesterday. Some have even gone as far as saying there is little difference between Hillary and Trump.
All of that is simply not true.
Last night, Hillary Clinton gave the speech of her life. It was a speech that evoked feelings of inclusion, hope, and faith. These are feelings that are in stark contrast to those felt when listening to Donald Trump speak. I’ll be honest, last night I tuned in prepared to listen to her words and “settle.”
Yet, with each point, I found myself pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t hearing the “lesser evil” I was hearing goodness! I was hearing hope! I was hearing words that I had heard spoken from my own candidate – Bernie Sanders. It was an olive branch extended.
Saying a vote for Hillary Clinton is a “lesser of two evils” does not pay proper respect to a woman who has lived her life as a public servant. It does not give her credit for the decades of work. The conservatives have done an amazing job at creating and promoting unsubstantiated scandals, so much so that they almost had me believing it, also.
Not. Any. More.
Last night, liberals reclaimed our patriotism. We didn’t do that in the shadow of evil. We did it while standing in the light.
I’m not voting for Hillary Clinton because she is the lesser of two evils. I’m not voting for her because I have to settle. Hell, I’m not voting for her just because she’s a woman (although, that is a pretty kick ass thing).
I’m voting for Hillary Clinton because she is the best candidate for President of the United States. It just took me a little time to come around. I hope you will, too.
Watch Hillary’s full DNC acceptance speech, here:
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