What a Hillary Clinton Nomination Means for Moms of Little Girls

On Tuesday, June 7, Hillary Clinton officially became the presumptive Democratic nominee for President. For the first time in our nation’s history, voters will have the option of choosing a woman for President. Say what you will about Hillary – love her, hate her, or just wish there were different choices – this is a big deal, and people are taking notice. You can read more at www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-2016_us_57578847e4b08f74f6c09657.

I grew up being told I could be anything I set my mind to – a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut. I had parents who believed in me and supported my dreams. Luckily, most of the professions I dreamed of holding had wonderful examples of strong, competent women who had already been there. What strikes me today are all the little girls who over time have dreamed of being President. Did they have people who told them they could be the first? Or were they surrounded with people pointing to the glass ceiling, telling them they could be anything they wanted to be – as long as it wasn’t President, because that is just out of a woman’s reach.

Tonight I will put my own two daughters to bed. Two young women with amazing potential, who haven’t even begun to dream all their dreams. I will kiss them and tell them to dream big, because ANYTHING is possible. Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, one thing is for sure – at least now history will be there to back up my belief.

Where fore art thou, Hillary….the press lacks drama.

Hillary is dodging questions, so says the press. The truth is that Hillary has fielded hundreds of questions at multiple roundtables and conversations that are geared toward engaging voters. The press has their feelings hurt because Hillary will not engage their dramatics. The press is no longer an impartial judge. This has occurred in two ways. The first way is their penchant for allowing talking heads to simply say anything without any scrutiny from the press. Their second problem is that their lack of scrutiny causes them to take any piece of information no matter how fallible and report it as if it is truthful news.

This is not a problem for a political organization like Fox News, but other outlets that people expect to represent facts and not opinion are suffering from low ratings as a result of their reluctance to report with due diligence. This dereliction of duty is an extreme disservice to the thinking public. Because of this, the public has no loyalty invested in these entertainment news sources. This transgression also means that Hillary does not need to engage them to get her message out at the dismay of “news people”. However, according to the polls, she obviously does not have to.

Thanks to Bernardo Chua for being the person I talk politics with. Check out his personal site to get to love him like I do.