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Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:09 PM

Hillary won me over tonight.

I have to admit that I've never been a Hillary admirer. What would you expect? I'm an angry old white guy. But I'm also reasonable (at least according to me -- luckily my wife and daughter think so too -- lucky me!), so I'm a devout Bernie supporter. Bernie rocks! So I' m pretty darned surprised. I didn't think I had it in me to feel GOOD about Hillary. But she won me over. This was the first time she has ever struck me as genuine -- perhaps that is why. So ... that'S it ! I have nothing more to say. That's enough. Although as always, I reserve the right to change my mind ... but most likely not my vote.

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Reply Hillary won me over tonight. (Original post)
KPN Jul 2016 OP
PatSeg Jul 2016 #1
BigBearJohn Jul 2016 #2
woodsprite Jul 2016 #9
lostnfound Jul 2016 #14
sarae Jul 2016 #3
onecaliberal Jul 2016 #4
unitedwethrive Jul 2016 #5
Post removed Jul 2016 #6
John Poet Jul 2016 #7
lostnfound Jul 2016 #13
MFM008 Jul 2016 #8
SunSeeker Jul 2016 #10
lady lib Jul 2016 #11
JoFerret Jul 2016 #18
lostnfound Jul 2016 #12
Skidmore Jul 2016 #16
GulfCoast66 Jul 2016 #17
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #15

Response to KPN (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:13 PM

1. She won me over as well

I remember the Hillary from the early 1990s and she was very genuine and forthright. I think she finally found some of the old Hillary. It has been quite a journey.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:17 PM

2. me too! I will also contribute to her campaign.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:16 AM

9. Made my first donation today! n/t

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:58 PM

14. Maybe I will toss in $27.

So she knows we are truly behind her.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:17 PM

3. So glad to hear it...

Thank you! Glad you're on board.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:18 PM

4. Yay!

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:20 PM

5. Great to hear!!

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:24 PM

7. I had already decided I would support her a while ago, but

 

tonight, she made me feel GOOD about that!

I'm an angry old white guy too, but as far as I know, her sex never had anything to do with my aversion-- my problems with her were more issue-based. Tonight, she was sounding a lot more like Bernie Sanders to me, and she reached out to us, and I appreciate that-- I think maybe you tuned in to that as well. Maybe it was just a matter of where emphasis is placed.

I'm glad women are going to break that ceiling!

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Response to John Poet (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:57 PM

13. Men who rejoice for women succeeding

Are really very awesome!
👍🌷🌷🙆💐💐

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 11:32 PM

8. I actually got a lump in my throat

and it wasnt food.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:16 AM

10. Yay!

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:36 PM

11. I was impressed with all her long term relationships

and how she's made such a difference in so many lives.

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Response to lady lib (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:51 PM

18. Yes. Very impressive and very personal

She has had a genuine connection with these people for decades.
We are so lucky to have her as a nominee.

The contrast with Trump could not be more stark.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:54 PM

12. "Genuine". That's been a missing piece for me too.. Story about being four years old, though...

Explained something. If your mother doesn't let you back inside the house -- blocks the door when you are four and you are being bullied outside -- she teaches you to be tough and resilient (which Hillary has in spades) but she doesn't teach you to be soft or vulnerable. In fact, she teaches you that even your own mother doesn't have your back.

I grew up with a sweet, protective older sister and softhearted mother. I feel no need to hide myself or my feelings, because I was made to feel safe and protected by others.

It's not wrong; it's just different.

None of us are perfect. I just wanted to get a feeling about "who is the real Hillary?" And she doesn't wear it on her sleeve.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:26 PM

16. The idea that she has been considered to be not genuine

has always puzzled me. I know other women who are reserved in public. I'm that way myself. When I was a young girl, we were taught not to be as gregarious as men are. I've always liked her matter-of-fact approach to conducting public business. I supported the President in the last two elections and I used to get a little miffed with her in 2008. However, you could not fault her on her earnestness or her dedication, which was evident. It takes a sensitive and genuine person to deliver the nomination to President Obama with grace as she did in 2008. It takes a great heart to become a friend and confidante to the person who was your opponent. That alone should recommend her humanity to people.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:45 PM

17. No snark or attack here

And you are totally correct, not wrong, just different.

But when my dad made me stand up to a neighborhood bully he had my back in a way that lasted a lifetime. And yes, that was when boys used to fight, and I do not approve of it today. But he never bullied me or anyone else in the neighborhood again.

Taught me a lesson I have not forgotten. Not the fighting part, but the standing up to Bullies part.

And I am an old white guy who has been a fan of Hillary for quite a while.


Have a great evening. It is easier after last night! I am as fired up as I have been in a while. Several of my sensible republican friends are not voting for Trump. Only one admits he will vote for Hillary, but a republican vote for Johnson is a vote for Hillary.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:11 PM

15. K&R!

Glad you're feeling good about her! She's really a terrific person!

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