Monday, July 23, 2007

Wanting to vote for Hillary...


I've been thinking about Hillary Clinton and feeling bad because I don't want to vote for her. And after all she is the first woman candidate for President of these United States and, of course, if elected, our first woman President. And since I'm a woman I feel that I ought to be behind her.

You might ask why I don't want to vote for her. Well, I think she's cold, humorless, too careful, less than easy-going, will say what she thinks you want to hear. Of course she's on the right side of the fence for me and she'll have the best advisor any president has had since Robert Kennedy. ;)

Do any of you out there feel the same as I do?

Well, here's what I've done to change my opinion, my feelings about her. I watched Primary Colors and kept my eye on Emma Thompson who plays Hillary in the film.

Just look at that photo above from the film and you can see what I mean. Emma looks so soft and sweet. Awww, don't get mad at me because I like soft and sweet in a woman... And in the photo below...no pants suit.

In the film when Hillary/Emma finds out that Bill/John is fooling around she breaks down and sobs inconsolably. It's a wonderful scene...she really is broken by his infidelity.

I think I needed a little bit of that from Hillary instead of that stoic, unperturbed face.

I really do think Hillary would do a good job as president, but I also like Barack Obama and think he would do a good job.

So I'm going to think of Emma in Primary Colors as we proceed toward 2008.

Oh Hillary, ditch the pants suit...


theteach


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Noone in a dress will get elected in the US, man or woman. (maybe in California) I agree with most of your personality assessment of Hillary. I'll cut her some slack because I can only imagine how brutal and ugly the political world is in this country. She would get ripped to shreds trying to compete in this male dominated world of politics if she came out in a flower print. She used to be a major advocate for universal health care until she got squashed by the lobbyists for the health care/insurance industry, now she takes their campaign contributions. I think she would do a great job, but first she has to get there.

the teach said...

Anon, We're on the same wave length except I think she could wear a dress (flower print? I don't know) and not get jumped on. I forgot about her early stand on universal health care, it annoys me she's taking contributions from the health care industry lobbyists now.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's fair to hold her to a higher standard than anyone else. When was the last time any of us wore a dress? She is not outwardly as warm and fuzzy as Bill, but remember what they called Margaret Thatcher. A warm and fuzzy woman would never get elected. The press is not overly kind to her either.

the teach said...

Anon, I hang my head, you are right. :( I never wear a dress... I don't know I just want her to be a little more easy-going with her self and her body... She seems to be holding herself in...afraid she'll say something wrong, do something wrong?
I'd like her to let go.

Norma and Noreen said...

Rather than thinking of Hillary in Primary Colors, we'd like to share our first hand experiences with Hillary. During Bill's first term we were guests at a women journalists' luncheon. Hillary spoke for 45 minutes about health care issues - no notes, full of facts and information. She was very passionate about the issue, fielded questions and was a big hit. At a fund raiser, Bill, Hillary, Al and Tipper all engaged in extemporaneous fun. She was vibrant and funny. Norma met her at two book signings. She was warm, looked into everyone's eyes and was listening. Norma was encouraging her to continue to press for health care reform. The Clintons regularly attended our church. Once inside (after Secret Service sweeps) they were just like everyone else. Chelsea often participated in youth events and did worship readings. Speaking of Chelsea, she has a great mother. Do you want more? In all of these experiences we were both very impressed with her expertise, her humor and her warmth.

Many senators have complimented her hard work, grasp of the issues and her leadership. She has formed strong relationships on both sides of the aisle which have been productive. We have heard no sniping from other members of Congress.

Even in the so-called debates, her performance has been rated highly -in comparison to the others.

Regarding the pants...it is de rigueur for professional women. Also Norma thinks her legs are not so great!

Norma also still highly values her membership card in the original Hillary Fan Club.

Her record before and after she married Bill indicates that children's issues and health care have been consistent concerns.

Teach - we're sure your comments were designed to promote a lively discussion. Ditch Primary Colors!

Anonymous said...

One mistake and she's finished. Look at what they did to Kerry for saying first he voted for the funding and then he didn't.

the teach said...

True, and I guess that's unfair. Oh if she'd only say the hell with it and charge ahead and speak her real beliefs...

the teach said...

Norma and Noreen, welcome to my blog and a real THANK YOU for your comment. Well, you've almost convinced me. To hear from people who almost actually KNOW Hillary. Awesome!

Why isn't she pushing for health care reform now? Why doesn't her warmth come across on the TV (the only way I can get to know her)?

I almost wrote a check to her campaign when you said she wears pants suits because her legs and backside aren't so great...but whose is?

Okay guys, I'm really going to watch her closely and pay attention to HER and stop looking at Bill...

Maybe she's almost got my vote. :)

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the teach said...

Oh, oh, where am I? Someone must have hypnotized me...Hillary, Hillary who?

Ah yes, yes, Barack Obama, now he's the one!

raymond, you're a riot!! Very funny! :-0