The closeness of this election truly concerns me. It goes beyond Clinton vs. Trump. These results show the true heart of people. No matter who wins or loses, it is quite easy to see that this country has to heal.
I am so grateful to be living in such a time as this. Though we have many social issues that still need to be fixed, this picture is groundbreaking. Our 44th president is hugging the Democratic nominee for the 45th president.
Fifty years ago, this would have been unimaginable. Neither would have had a reasonable chance of running. Furthermore, in some places, this embrace could have ended in a lynching. No matter what your political leanings may be and who you support, you have to be thankful for how far we have come.
Although FBI Director James Comey did not recommend charges against Secretary Hillary Clinton, he did not give her a free pass. She used her private email server to share confidential information both here and abroad. How do you think this will affect her presidential campaign? Do you have less confidence in her and her team as a president? Let me know your thoughts.
This election season has been a page turner for a wannabe political aficionado like me. If you would have told me that Donald Trump would be the last candidate standing, with Ted Cruz still thinking about returning for the nomination, I would have laughed in your face. In fact, I would have already been cracking up when a primary candidate had selected a running mate before he had won the party’s nomination.
The other party has not been without its laughs—especially when it comes to pandering to votes of anyone who is not a white male. In a fight to show diversity and inclusion, the nominees have said and produced some highly laughable things. I still can’t believe Hillary’s campaign added Rosa Parks to her logo, and I’m speechless about her hot sauce swag.
Elections 2016 has gone beyond House of Cards. You can’t make this stuff up…can you? Although I can act like we are living in a reality show and soon the director will yell cut, I know that I am not receiving a pay check from Andy Cohen or Simon Cowell. Therefore, this is our new reality.
Many people, have quipped that if Hillary wins, they are not voting in the general election; and if Bernie wins, the same goes for them. Why would you throw away a freedom that so many have fought for in childlike temper tantrum? Consider that the 2000 Presidential Election only had a 51.2% voter turnout, and George W. Bush won by 5 electoral votes. Our history books could have been written differently if the other half of the country decided to get off their butts and vote. Don’t lose your voice by not voting.
The other thing that I’ve heard is that if Donald Trump wins, people will move out of the country. I have to admit that I was one of those people. Now, as the election draws nearer, I refuse to let some man make me move out of this country. I will continue to use my voice to speak against his negative views and use my time to fight divisive, elitist, misogynistic, and racist policies. Donald Trump would hope that people like me would want to move out of the country so that he could make “America Great Again.” While some of my ancestors may have not chosen to come these lands, others were the first residents. That means this country belongs to me. You should also see that this country belongs to you. Do not force yourself out. Fight for what is right and then limit his term to only four years.
Whether you consider these elections a joke or not, take your vote seriously. It’s the one part of this reality show that you can help script.
Why are you concerned about Hillary Clinton’s clothes? She could be the first female president, and you are more concerned about when she will wear a dress. Sometimes, we are our greatest enemies. Why defend ourselves against conservative misogynists if we are going to continue to make comments like this? If you’re not going to discuss the ties (or the lack of) of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz, then let’s get back to the important issues at hand.