By Margaret Mulvihill
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Anyone who follows me knows how I feel about Hillary Clinton. Former First Lady, former Secretary of State. Having followed her career for the past thirty years or so, I don’t like her. I don’t trust her. I don’t like her husband, former President Bill Clinton. I don’t trust him. I am not a registered Democrat.
The Bernie Sanders campaign was a breath of fresh air in the stagnant political morass, a campaign I was happy to support. The Clinton campaign clearly colluded with Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s DNC to push Bernie Sanders out of the running. I dislike Hillary Clinton for that. I dislike that she effectively disenfranchised me and millions of voters like me. When she accepted her party’s nomination at the DNC convention in Philadelphia, it became in effect, her party.
As I have said before, I have devoted many column inches to proving that Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate, a professional politician, who mercilessly stomps over bodies in her overarching ambition to become the first female president of the United States.
I remain a strong, fervent supporter of the Bernie Sanders Progressive Movement – not of Bernie the man, but of the progressive vision he brought to the barren political landscape in this country. I pledge to work hard over the next two years to elect as many progressive candidates as possible. I pledge to work even harder in 2020 to elect a progressive President of the United States of America.
This year I have no progressive candidate to vote for. But I do have children and grandchildren that I love, and I love my country, so I am voting for Hillary Clinton on November 8th. I will do everything I can between now and then to help get her elected. Because with all her flaws, I believe she will do no harm to my country. I believe she will be a good, solid President.
I want my vote to count. I endorse Hillary Clinton to become the First Madam President of the United States of America.
Margaret Mulvihill is Director of Communications at Lawson Mulvihill Media Inc., in Washington, DC. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/political_pr