"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday 27 September 2016


Instead of saying. "You need to know what you're talking about" he said. "You have to be in command of  the information"  

Dan Balz ,a journalist guest on Charlie Rose , commended Trump for "muscularity".  

Three male journalists at the round table  said Hillary should tell the people who don't support
her, she will work for them anyway if she becomes President. It will make her seem more real. 

I heard her repeatedly say that exactly. The men didn't.   

Who is real? 

Men don't do it deliberately. Even the best  are conditioned. 

Examples are myriad.

 " Both candidates were shrieking" was reported.

No such thing. Hillary knows what she's up against. 

Every sensible woman does. 

She prepared for the debate. 

As her opponent became more boorish, her tone remained tightly controlled .But that's not how she was heard. 

So what can be concluded from these various signs and portents? 

Nothing much. For women It's simply political reality . What's lost on the swings gets made up
on the round -about.

Few women can know better and at greater personal cost than Hillary Clinton. 

Still she perseveres. 

That's  not a complaint. Politics are what they are...real,hard and conversely....quixotic. 

A victory for Hillary will be the great equalizer. 

All the endless rules, policy statements, pious commitment about gender parity, none of it means a hill of beans unless women win against every odd thrown against them.

They have to do it alone, one by one. 

And by the way, the row  is not easy for a man to hoe either. 

Last night I listened to Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York and Hillary's enemy, talk about victims and sexual predators .

That' s a topic for another blog. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you always think that Hillary was the best candidate for president in this term?