This has been a rough election season in a lot of ways, not just the normal ones you're thinking of either, but for me as a writer too. So give me a second to whine. I did a big audio journalism project called "4 Days in Philly" at the Democratic National Convention, which is sadly still in editing so it will miss coming out before the election. There were also many successive rumblings of a production on stage or in audio of my play "God Save the Pres.!" happening before election day. That would have been fun, obviously nothing came of it though. Finally, I may as well mention the big secret project that didn't happen, and still frustrates me that it didn't: a free non-fiction anthology of essays about Hillary Clinton I wouldn't contribute too, but would edit, by supporters addressing why they thought she was a good candidate, which I thought would be very interesting to read myself. I couldn't find any contributors. In some ways, this post will fill that role. You'll get to read three people's thoughts on why Hillary Clinton is their choice for candidate, as I promised them I would show.
And for the few of you wondering: yeah, I'm voting for Clinton. Not exactly a surprise, but hey.
Without further adieu...
She has actively been fighting against an oligarchy via her voting habits and policies. It's detrimental to the poor who have benefited or will benefit from her policies when people continuously depict the opposite of what she has done. Those actions alone demonstrate her dedication to the poor and of course the minorities impacted by inaccessible education and healthcare. She has been doing this long before she decided to officially run.
Furthermore, Hillary has a long time history of getting support from both major parties, a feat that I believe made more impressive as a woman in politics, seeing as there's a lot of sexism thrown in.
On another note-I don't care about winning or victory dances. I'm mad that Bernie wasn't something more. But I'm grateful to him in the sense that he has pushed Hillary to be more progressive, something I believe she needed. The simple fact of the matter is that I come from an extremely poor family that will either directly benefit from her implementations (she's going to get some of them through-her history shows that), and your vote would help. I'm relieved that despite being upset and disillusioned, you're still devoted to helping people. And Hillary will help some people, as she had done in the past. "