I had a long talk with my friend Jeri today. She is taking a vacation this week. She is sitting on the beach and painting portraits of Hillary. She is trying to come to terms with the same disappointment that we have all been grappling with.
A feeling of being cheated, a lack of justice, a feeling of hopelessness and anger. Anyone who has actively worked hard for Hillary has come up against these feelings.
Some have chosen retaliation. Some have chosen to give up, in one form or another. Others have chosen to support Obama. In all cases, everyone has had to give this a lot of thought and come to their own conclusions. It has become a personal journey for all of us.
Jeri has chosen active retaliation. Letters to Super-Delegates, Congress, the DNC, you name it. I think it's commendable that she is aggressively pursuing this path. It's not one I'd want to take, but then I don't like feeling angry for very long. Jeri doesn't either, so this week, she has chosen to stop and reflect, swim in the ocean, and watch the sun rise and set. She is listening to what others have to say.
This is what I told her regarding my feelings around this election, and she asked me to put it in my blog. I think I already have, but it's time to consolidate my thoughts into something more cohesive.
Hillary continues to be a great inspiration for me. She chooses the highest ground and she keeps her focus on the greater good for our country and for the world. She isn't spending her time being angry and pointing out the injustices of this election, and there certainly have been plenty. She is working her heart out to help Barrack Obama get elected. She has asked us to do the same. She put aside her own personal feelings and is working to put a Democrat back in the White House.
I believe Obama needs Hillary to win this election. After all, it was basically a tie and most of the Swing States were won by Hillary. I'd like to see her as the Vice President because I think that as a team they could change the world.
Wishing Hillary was the Nominee and hoping Barrack falls on his face is pointless and will accomplish nothing good. In fact it could well backfire. Finding your own positive path seems the only solution to me.
I believe in the Obama/Clinton ticket. Obama as the inspirational front man, and Hillary as the work horse getting things done.
Everyone needs to find their own path, and make sure they feel good about walking it. Whichever path you choose, make sure it leads forwards.
On that note, I'll think I'll paint a painting!
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