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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:37 AM

17. I must not have been watching very closely.

In that election, I was for Obama, and it looked to me like Obama was a total gentleman and Hillary unnecessarily nasty (though not nearly as nasty as Bernie has been). I'm not discounting your impressions; it's just interesting that we choose what we want to focus on based on our preferences. It's possible to look at the same set of facts and come away with two completely opposing impressions, depending on what one chooses to focus on.

For a long time after the election, I thought Obama should have nothing to do with Clinton. When the primary season started this time around, I wasn't enthusiastic about Hillary. Then I read two articles about her and realized there were tons of reasons to be excited.

ETA: I just re-read what I wrote, and it makes it sound like the change in my attitude toward Clinton happened overnight. It actually happened so gradually that it didn't feel like such a big change. So perhaps there is hope for those who feel they can't possibly vote for Hillary.

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