Day 54 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

She seems to win over those who pay attention.

(I don’t mean me, although, I appear to be falling into that camp.) Here is an article written by someone who loathed Hillary (her word) – for all the reasons we all know and some we may not have thought of.

So, to prove her point – SHE READ THE EMAILS – about 10,000 of them.

Here’s what she concluded:

“I found a Secretary of State who was universally respected by her staff, had a deep grasp of issues, understood how to move forward on them, and in many cases pushed the Administration to the left, not the right.

I found a Secretary of State who made a point out of making sure little kids in other countries had a way to get to school…

It is impossible for anyone who is intellectually honest to read those email packets and still conclude that Hillary Clinton deserves the hate and the frame she is awarded by our media. After reading 8-10,000 of them, my impression was that she has been been a damn good public servant.

The only conclusion I could come to is that I was wrong, and had been badly influenced by media tropes about Hillary Clinton’s character, her politics, and media’s sexism.

…I recommend that everyone read the emails too, or at least a chunk of them. When you do, you’ll discover what I did: Hillary Clinton is no monster. She’s a wonky, caring public servant who has a firm grasp on reality and policy.”