I have been struggling to figure out just what to say in my 500 words about Day 4 of the DNC convention. I think it comes down to that day’s theme “Stronger Together”. The other is that it put a face on Hillary that simply was not there before.
Twenty years ago I wrote a book called It Takes a Village. A lot of people looked at the title and asked, what the heck do you mean by that? This is what I mean. None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community, or lift a country totally alone. America needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents, our ambition to making our nation better and stronger. I believe that with all my heart. That’s why “Stronger Together” is not just a lesson from our history. It’s not just a slogan for our campaign. It’s a guiding principle for the country we’ve always been and the future we’re going to build. [Clinton]…
And more than ever before, Democrats translated that diversity into a story about America. Who would have thought that it would be the Democratic convention, not the Republican one, that was saturated in patriotism? And not the apologetic patriotism so many of us got used to hearing from them in the last couple of decades, the kind that says, “Hey, we love our country, too! Really!”
I think the words above say it pretty clearly. While the Republican candidate says that America is going down in flames and only he can save, the Democrats are celebrating our country’s strength and saying together we can fix the problems we have.
Me vs Us!!! A BIG BIG DIFFERENCE TO ME..
Personally I now have a better understanding of Hillary’s lifelong commitment to children and families. I have always known that she is a tough politician but her soft side was also new to me. I liked her comment about how she has been all about “public service”, service all the way, public not as much. She is a guarded person but with all the arrows thrown at her over the years by the GOP it is amazing to me that she is still on the world stage. A lessor woman, or man, would have faded from the limelight.
The difference between last week’s convention and this one is night/day. The choice has never been clearer. Perhaps the largest crowd of people ranting about how the CEOs have gotten 90% of the gains since the 2008 meltdown while the working guy/gal got a pittance of that are the very people wanting to put one of the One-Percenters in the White House. That totally makes no sense to me!!! I have sympathy for the uneducated white guy. He has not gotten a break in years. I just pray that there are more of us who want to solve our current problems without taking the country down in flames in the process…