Monday, August 25, 2008

I Cried

I must admit, moments after hearing Michelle Obama's speech, I cried just a little. I think I was overwhelmed by my loss in this election. I was hopeful for women this year and although I don't believe Hillary Clinton was the end-all, be-all, I wanted women to rally behind her and get her elected as the first woman president. I want to hear that glass ceiling do more than crack...I want that mother shattered beyond recognition and I want fair pay for all my sisters. It didn't happen this time but I'm hopeful it will in the future. We have to keep the faith, support the Democratic nominee and move forward as a nation. I guess I'm one of those women that the media has identified as Hillaryite, hard to sway. I'm going to do my best to stump for Obama but my heart isn't there, at least not yet. My belief lies within the hearts of all women who have suffered through gender bias, sexual harassment, unfair pay and lack of opportunities or advancement. We will overcome. I am woman, hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore...let that be our anthem once again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Skippy- I could hear you crying in upstate New York. Your cry was heard throughout the US. Hillary should have been the choice. The roar of the crowd told all that the wrong choice has been made. The facts show that she was not chosen because she is a women. I guess the world is not ready to put a woman as the leader. Women can be doctors, lawyers, .... but not yet #1. So, this time we will support the Democratic choice to save us from the Republicans who have driven this country into the dirt. Many young college grads can't find decent jobs to pay off the loans. As the middle class goes deeper into debt, the rich keep getting richer!!!!!!!!! So, Mr. Obama we support you and hope that you have listened and learned from Hillary- the woman who should be President.
And Skippy you should know- because, after all, you were the first woman President many years ago -Remember?!!!!!!!!!!! I am Woman -hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore!!!!!!!!!!! And I know too much to go back an' pretend 'cause I've heard it all before And I've been down there on the floor No one's ever gonna keep me down again!!!!!!!!!!