Can I Get a Kumbaya?

7 Jun

I have mixed feelings about Hillary Clinton today. While I am a supporter of Barack Obama — and have become more so over the course of the primary season — I can’t help but sympathize with Hillary after her speech earlier this afternoon. Unfortunately, while our plights are completely different, I know what it’s like to deal with disappointment and decisions I don’t agree with, and how hard it is to suck it up for the greater good. I haven’t always done the right thing, and not only has it taken me a while to put the negative feelings behind me, but I’ve suffered additional setbacks due to how I dealt with the situation. Just like she sorta has. When Hillary said, “Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward,” it struck a real chord because it’s only been a couple weeks now since I learned to put a frustrating setback from six months ago behind me.

To be clear: I haven’t become a Hillary fan all of a sudden. I still think she’s calculating, and I didn’t always believe she meant everything she was saying today. All I’m saying is I identified with a lot of Hillary’s speech and I hope she exercises better judgement moving forward than I did. Hillary made a strong case about why it’s so important to support Barack Obama. I hope her support — her genuine support — will help his campaign over the next few months, and will help the Democrats take back the White House in November.

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