I Think I Get It Now
I've been noticing how several big city newspapers are choosing Hillary or Obama to endorse, and while I have no problem with Obama's endorsements, I am happier that Hillary is getting her share.
I keep hearing the pundits say that middle aged white women are going for Hillary, and it dawned on me-
I am one of those middle aged white women they're talking about.
How can I think and feel like I'm so much younger than 54? Fifty-four sounds really old to me, and I'm living in here!
As an early devotee of feminism, I recall marching for equal rights back in the days when I was so young I didn't need a bra, much less wear one.
My participation with women's rights preceded my involvement with gay rights and minority rights. I marched in all their protests, as well as several Vietnam protests back in the 70's.
After all, I was a woman before I was anything else.
So yes, I can overlook Hillary's unfortunate fuck-ups in occasionally voting for the wrong things in the Senate. Anyone who expects one politician to have a perfect voting record is naive.
When I was 12, I thought LBJ was a hick who helped kill John F. Kennedy and that Goldwater was kind of cool. My daddy liked Goldwater and I thought that was enough.
Then my mother sat me down and explained to me that my daddy was a Republican because he came from poor California white trash, and that her side of the family was always behind the Democrats.
Her baby brother owned a restaurant in California where he held fundraisers for both JFK and Bobby Kennedy.
Obama is a fine young candidate. He is energizing the Gen X and Y and Z kids and that's great.
But he ain't a woman and he doesn't know what it's like to be a woman.
He never fought for the ERA, marched for pro-choice or did anything I know regarding women's rights. I could be wrong- please enlighten me if I am.
But for now, I'm sticking with Hillary because I can relate better to her.