Friday, July 29, 2016
A Historic Moment
Last night, July 28, 2016, Hillary Clinton, former senator and Secretary of State, accepted her party's nomination in the quest to become our country's forty-fifth president. When I was a child in the fifties, I would watch Big Brother Bob Emery, a local Boston TV show for children. At noontime, children would run to get a glass of milk so that they might join the host in a toast to the President of the United States. I don't remember much about the program, but I do remember the president's framed photo on the wall, the "Hail to the Chief" being played, and the toast. It never occurred to me then that one day we might have a woman president.
As I grew older, this bothered me . . . why didn't we have a woman president? Certainly, through the years we have had strong, intelligent, capable women of bother political parties who would have been effective leaders.
Now, I am not suggesting today that anyone should vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she is a women; that would do nothing for our country. I am saying that I believe she is, by far, the most qualified person to lead our country into the future.
Normally, I write about quilting, gardening, photography, my travels, and, of course, Emma, the world's cutest schnauzer, but today I felt compelled to comment on this historic moment.
For those who are weary of politics, don't worry it will be over in just 100 days!!!