More Than A Woman.
I don’t consider myself a democrat or republican. I don’t even think it makes much of a difference. I am simply me.
One single vote.
I grew up with a mom who was boss. She was my dad’s boss at work for over twenty years. She was the boss of her four sons. She is the oldest of ten siblings. She was The Boss. My mother is an awesome example that has shaped the way I view the world, and woman in leadership. I admire her in many ways. She showed me that the best way to break ceilings is by having great work to show for it.. My mother has proven that by going from waitress to successful business woman. I am not the type of guy that dates dominating woman. The person I am currently dating is wonderful, full of strength, and a surgeon, yet incredibly delicate and gentle. I like to consider myself someone who does not see gender as an obstacle.
I am currently reading a great book. Now don’t think that I am a political freak. I am clearly not. What I am is an admirer of leaders and trend-senders that have broken barriers in order to fulfill their life’s calling. The book is called, Hard Choices, and its a memoir of HIllary Clinton as Secretary of State of the United States. Its pretty much part of the build up that is occurring for her campaign to run for president in 2016.
I would like to point out a couple of things so far. When I vote, I do not vote for a particular party, I vote for the person, and the history behind his/her actions. I have always been an admirer of people who have been able to learn from their mistakes and direct their lives in a different direction. I have always been a fan of the underdogs as well. Lastly, I have been a huge fan of people who take risk. Reading this memoir, and personally seeing her life weekly in the news for over two decades, I could not for see a better candidate for the presidency.
Let’s start with the scandal of her then husband, president Bill Clinton. Any other woman would of left him. Imagine the public humiliation that she had to face in order to continue to stand by her husband’s side. Yet she stood by him. I have always admired, and even trusted people who stick through thick and thin. Something about their believes in people surpassed my expectations. I am grateful for all of those that have done this in my personal life, even though I have disappointed them. What character must she have developed from something so terribly wrong that her husband did?
Let’s continue on with the fact that she is a woman with a law, business, and international relations background. Isn’t that the best combination for someone who is president. Someone who understands that laws and decides to respect them no matter what. Someone who understands business, involving big corporations, and smalls business and how its best for them to continue in our economic times. Someone who has traveled to over 100 countries creating, continuing and mending ties for the United States.
But above all, someone with actual experience in the white house. You see, unlike every other president in history, she is coming into a role that she saw her husband play day in and day out for almost a decade. She than followed it by becoming a senator, and lastly Secretary of State. What better school than the one she has already attended through this life.
The question is, is America ready to throw away the bias mindset of weak willed women in order to embrace one with so much structure, education, and experience? Are we ready to change our cognitive thinking into a more forward one?
I’ll leave you with this. When I was in 7th grade, I asked my then teacher Mrs. Leaderman if one day there would be a black president. She said, maybe, but she doubted that it would happen in her lifetime. She saw the look at my face, and knowing my mother than said, ” And do not even thinking about a woman president. Neither one of us will ever see that.”
I hope Hillary proves her wrong. I hope America is ready. I hope the world is ready.
Categories: Book Reviews