Jeyoani (my daughter, who is 31) sent me this Youtube video in which Hillary Clinton offers advice to younger women. In the e-mail accompanying the link, Jeyoani (who, for those new to my blog, is biracial, a context which seems important to what I am quoting here from her e-mail) wrote (among other things):
I thought this was inspiring advice from Hillary to younger women. I really like this type of thing. … I just like the feeling of women. She makes me miss the supportive, caring feeling of women. Obama has the feeling of a man. It’s another feeling, too, because he is black, but, he’s still got that man feeling.
So true– this is a side of Hillary Clinton I hadn’t seen until I watched this video.
Note to those who might be new to my blog: I am running for President myself, and so I do not support either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. (Neither does Jeyoani, she supports me! :::preen:::) It has been my longing to work towards understanding and evaluating the positions, strengths and weaknesses of both of the frontrunning Democratic candidates, not only because I think that’s important to do, but because I see the way this election is dividing women against women. I keep thinking maybe if we talk about it, take a really good look at what the divisions really consist of, we will be less likely to be caught up in unnecessary antagonisms against one another which might have less to do with the election and more to do with the effect the candidates’ campaigns are having on all of us. So, I have continued to post articles and youtubes favorable to both Clinton and Obama. That I am posting these should not be misinterpreted as an endorsement of either candidate.
Also from Jeyoani’s e-mail:
That’s one thing this election has taught me– that I am more radical than I even knew. I have a woman and a black guy running but it still didn’t matter! It really forced me to question what is truly important. They both came up so short for me fundamentally– They can’t really help create the kind of world I want or a true democracy with a woman-loving mentality… it’s impossible for them. They’re game-players. Their rah rah Americanism is also totally ridiculous and sick too. But I sorta like them both regardless. Hillary should’ve run before Bill. ;P Now she may never get in.