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Why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. Or, at all for that matter.

Why am I voting at all?

While I have lost A LOT of faith in the government, I am not yet at the point to where I’m ready to quit voting completely. I still choose to be, at least minimally, active in politics and cast my vote according to my desires and what I’d like to see what happens.

I know a lot of people think that voting means nothing. But I’d also like to point out that that’s exactly why President Obama had to go through what he’s gone though, and still is. We got him in there, but didn’t give him what he needed.

Why am I voting as a democrat?

This also addresses the “why am I voting at all” question. I am voting my interests. I understand that ALL politicians have their undesirable characteristics and history. I know that most say what they are going to do, and then they don’t (can’t?) do most of it. But which party is more than likely going to uphold/further my interests?

I believe anybody who puts in 40 hours or more at a place of employment should be able to earn a livable wage.

I believe women should be able to make the choice on what to do with their own bodies.

I believe universal healthcare is a good thing.

I believe global warming is a thing.

I believe education should be more affordable/accessible.

I believe Planned Parenthood should continue to be funded.

I believe measures should be taken to protect those who are of a “minority” or disenfranchised class, whether that be gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.

When it comes to foreign policy, I can’t really call it. I know that as long as humans are here and power and money are a thing, there will ALWAYS be war. There will ALWAYS be innocent people who suffer and die from said war. And, unfortunately, the United States of America will ALWAYS back Israel. So on this, I’m more interested in the party that is less likely to piss people off to the point of putting the United States homeland in (further) danger? That’s all I’ve got.

These are just to name a few.

Which party aligns with my views and interests?

Exactly.

Why am I voting for Hillary Clinton?

This one is really simple.

She’s going to be the nominee.

This has always been my reality. Now, let’s say that somehow she isn’t the nominee and it’s Bernie Sanders. There are some people who say if their candidate doesn’t win, then they aren’t voting at all. This is crazy to me. Because again, (1) I’m not to the point where I am ready to give up voting all-together and (2) I am wanting to vote for the candidate who is more than likely going to further my interests. If that just so happens to be Bernie Sanders, then so be it.

I know Hillary Clinton has received A LOT of backlash. And while I believe some of it is reaching, I also believe that important questions are being asked, necessary issues are being addressed, and proper accountability is being held. I do not believe the Clintons are racists. I don’t believe there is a single hateful bone in their bodies. I do believe they are out of touch. There are some things they aren’t going to understand. However, I’ve seen a couple of moments when HRC (and Bernie Sanders, for that matter) has tried to reach out and she’s been met with hostility and a refusal to have an open dialogue.

HRC isn’t the motherly, warm, cuddly, friendly, soft-spoken woman is seems like most are expecting from her. She is strong, stern, stony, rigid, tough, and maybe even curt at times. But she knows her stuff. She is one of THE smartest and most qualified women out there for the office of POTUS. And that is based on her own strength, NOT her husband’s.

Could things have been done/said differently by both of these candidates? Yup. Am I willing to hold that against them to the point where I decide I don’t care if Donald Trump (or whoever) gets their awful little hands on the office of POTUS? Nope.

Also, I will admit that I am VERY unenthusiastic about this presidential election. However, I AM looking forward to who HRC picks as her VP. I have a name in mind, and if she follows directions then THAT would make me excited.

That’s where I am, guys.

I used to have a certain opinion of people who chose not to vote at all. I no longer have that opinion because I completely get it.

I’m just am not there yet.

So. Here we are.